[ kluhng ]
See synonyms for clung on
  1. simple past tense and past participle of cling1.

Words Nearby clung Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use clung in a sentence

  • Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.

  • Yet, try as I would to strangle the idea, all through the evening the same horrible, unaccountable notion clung to me.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • The bright head was bowed over the child's, as Rosemary clung to her mother's dress.

  • Tears filled his eyes, as he lifted the living child from the dead bosom to which it obstinately clung.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • And he himself, knowing he must shortly go, still clung and hesitated, hoping against hope.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood

British Dictionary definitions for clung


/ (klʌŋ) /

  1. the past tense and past participle of cling

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