cling ( clings 3rd person present) ( clinging present participle) ( clung past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you clingto someone or something, you hold onto them tightly.
Another man was rescued as he clung to the riverbank... V to/onto n
They hugged each other, clinging together under the lights. V together
2 verb If someone clingsto a position or a possession they have, they do everything they can to keep it even though this may be very difficult.
He appears determined to cling to power... V to/onto n
Another minister clung on with a majority of only 18... V on
Japan's productivity has overtaken America in some industries, but elsewhere the United States has clung on to its lead. V on to n
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
adhere, attach to, be true to, clasp, cleave to, clutch, embrace, fasten, grasp, grip, hug, stick, twine round
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