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Definition 1: fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for cling in the sense of this definition

(cling is a kind of ...) edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

Definition 2: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation - [verb of contact]

Samples where cling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dress clings to her body
  • The label stuck to the box
  • The sushi rice grains cohere

Synonyms for cling in the sense of this definition

(cling is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

(... is a kind of cling ) fit tightly, follow the contours of

"The dress molds her beautiful figure"

(... is a kind of cling ) stick together

"the edges of the wound conglutinated"

(... is a kind of cling ) clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.

(cling implies ...) become attached

"The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

(cling has a similar meaning as ...) stick to firmly

"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

(cling has a similar meaning as ...) fasten with an adhesive material like glue

"stick the poster onto the wall"

Definition 3: hold on tightly or tenaciously - [verb of contact]

Samples where cling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hang on to your father's hands
  • The child clung to his mother's apron

Synonyms for cling in the sense of this definition

(cling is a kind of ...) hold firmly

Definition 4: to remain emotionally or intellectually attached - [verb of emotion]

Samples where cling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He clings to the idea that she might still love him.

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