Clung
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. [1913 Webster]

And what hath life for thee That thou shouldst cling to it thus? --Mrs. Hemans. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Clung — Clung, imp. & p. p. of {Cling}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clung — Clung, a. [Prop. p. p. fr. OE. clingen to wither. See {Cling}, v. i.] Wasted away; shrunken. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clung — [klʌŋ] the past tense and past participle of ↑cling …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clung — the past tense and past participle of cling …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clung — O.E. clungen, p.t. and pp. of CLING (Cf. cling) …   Etymology dictionary

  • clung — [kluŋ] vi. pt. & pp. of CLING …   English World dictionary

  • clung — [[t]klʌ̱ŋ[/t]] Clung is the past tense and past participle of cling …   English dictionary

  • clung — past and past participle of cling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clung — /klung/, v. pt. and pp. of cling. * * * …   Universalium

  • clung — North Country (Newcastle) Words p.p. of cling closed up or stopped; shrivelled or shrunk (e.g. of an apple) …   English dialects glossary

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