verb (used without object), clung [kluhng], /klʌŋ/, cling·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM clingclinger, nouncling·ing·ly, adverbcling·ing·ness, nounun·cling·ing, adjective
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We first met Hajji Zalwar Khan over tea and lunch in the Pech Valley in a house clinging to a cliff high above the valley floor.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that is of most interest either to hardcore Democrats or to non-voters clinging to the bottom of the economy.
They said that the rest eventually sank beneath the surface—some after bobbing in the water clinging to debris for several hours.Hundreds of Migrants are Reported Drowned by Traffickers Near Malta|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The boys were tumbling about, clinging to his legs, imploring that numerous things be brought back to them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Was it his moment of iron self-mastery that brought her with outstretched, clinging arms towards him?The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
"No," said the Bull over his shoulder as he lifted his hind legs from the clinging mud and cleared his nostrils.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Crossing the heath, her pathway lay near the spot where she had been found, clinging to the bosom of her dead mother.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Matt, clinging like grim death to the stout hemp, was jerked into the air and hurled forward and inward.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews