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 for cling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cling \Cling\ (kl[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clung
     (kl[u^]ng), Clong (kl[o^]ng), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Clinging.] [AS. clingan to adhere, to wither; akin to Dan.
     klynge to cluster, crowd. Cf. Clump.]
     To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast, especially by
     twining round or embracing; as, the tendril of a vine clings
     to its support; -- usually followed by to or together.
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           And what hath life for thee
           That thou shouldst cling to it thus?     --Mrs. Hemans.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cling \Cling\, v. t.
     1. To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or
        embracing. [Obs.]
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              I clung legs as close to his side as I could.
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     2. To make to dry up or wither. [Obs.]
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              If thou speak'st false,
              Upon the next tree shalt thou hang alive,
              Till famine cling thee.               --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cling \Cling\, n.
     Adherence; attachment; devotion. [R.]
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           A more tenacious cling to worldly respects. --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to
           the pit [syn: cling, clingstone]
      v 1: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together
           and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The
           label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
           [syn: cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere]
      2: to remain emotionally or intellectually attached; "He clings
         to the idea that she might still love him."
      3: hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's
         hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron" [syn:
         cling, hang]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "cling":
     accretion, adhere, adhere to, adherence, adhesion, agglomerate,
     agglomeration, agglutination, attach, bear hug, bite, bond, bunch,
     cherish, clamp, clasp, cleave, cleave to, clench, clinch, cling to,
     clinging, clip, clot, clotting, cluster, clustering, clutch,
     coagulate, coagulation, cohere, coherence, cohesion, cohesiveness,
     compaction, concretion, condensation, congeal, congealment,
     congelation, conglobation, conglomerate, conglomeration,
     consolidation, death grip, embrace, fasten, favor, firm hold, fix,
     foothold, footing, freeze to, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe,
     grow together, hang on, hang on to, hang together, hold, hold fast,
     hold on, hold on to, hold tight, hold together, hug,
     inseparability, iron grip, junction, keep, keep hold of, mass,
     never let go, nip, persist, purchase, retain, seizure, set,
     solidification, solidify, stay, stay put, stick, stick to,
     stick together, sticking, take hold of, tight grip, toehold

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