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also: prét, pp clung
British English: /klɪŋ/
American English: /klɪŋ/

Translation of cling in French:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (physically)to cling (on) to
    se cramponner à
    (person, rail, raft etc)
    to cling together
    se cramponner l'un à l'autre
    to cling on to something for dear life
    se cramponner de toutes ses forces à quelque chose
  • 2 (emotionally)to cling to
    se cramponner à
    (parent, beliefs, myth, hope, habit, lifestyle, power)
    he clings to me all the time
    c'est un vrai crampon
    she clings to people for support
    elle s'appuie sur les autres
  • 3 (adhere)
    (leaf, moss) to à
    the road clung to the mountain
    la route s'accrochait au flanc de la montagne

Phrasal verbs

cling on

(custom, myth)
survivre obstinément
to cling on to something
se cramponner à quelque chose

Definition of cling in:

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