Translation of cling in Spanish:

cling

Pronunciation: /klɪŋ/

vi (past & past p clung)

  • 1 1.1 (hold fast) to cling to sth/sb estar* aferrado a algo/algn he was clinging (on) to his mother's skirt estaba aferrado a las faldas de su madre she still clings to that hope/belief sigue aferrada a esa esperanza/creencia they managed to cling on to the title consiguieron retener el título the boy clung on to her hand el niño no le soltaba la mano they clung together on the raft iban abrazados/muy juntos en la balsa 1.2 (be dependent) [pejorative/peyorativo] to cling (to sb) pegársele* a algn
  • 2 (stick) to cling (to sth) [limpet/vine/dirt/fluff] pegarse* or adherirse* (a algo) fabrics that cling to the body telas que se pegan or se ciñen al cuerpo the smell of smoke clung to his jacket tenía la chaqueta impregnada de olor a humo

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