verb (used without object), clung, cling·ing.
Origin of cling1
Related formscling·er, nouncling·ing·ly, adverbcling·ing·ness, nounun·cling·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for clinging
My muddy shoe slipped, and I banged my kneecap on a fence rail, clinging for dear life.
The people of Donetsk are clinging to normality, trying to enjoy the spring, but their anger, disillusionment and fear runs deep.Putin Has Predicted Civil War in Ukraine. So Do Many of Its People|Anna Nemtsova|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At this moment the revolutionary, like the nation of Syria, is clinging to life.
Abbas is toying with making an appeal to the international community and Netanyahu is clinging onto status quo.
We must acknowledge the passing of the former while clinging ever tighter to the latter.
And if you look into these pools from above, you may often see it clinging to the rocks round the margin.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
On the contrary, I'm believing in and clinging to your dear innermost.The Pastor's Wife|Elizabeth von Arnim
The figure in the snow stumbled along the sidewalk, clinging to the iron railings.Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's|Laura Lee Hope
Do not fumble with it, or succumb to the insinuating temptation of clinging to what is so effective.How to See a Play|Richard Burton
The young man, clinging to a cleat and watching the struggles of their craft, waved a mittened hand to signify that he agreed.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day