clung clung  /ˈkləŋ/


  1. (n) fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
  2. (v) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
  3. (v) to remain emotionally or intellectually attached
  4. (v) hold on tightly or tenaciously



  1. In the dungeon-like basement, furnished only with a portable toilet and two mattresses, three half-naked women clung to life.
  2. Republicans have clung to this math hard in recent days, with even Karl Rove pointing to electoral history to prove that things could have been worse.
  3. The oldest, the Japanese-born Issei, were reserved, puritanical people, who clung to an old country belief in hard work, personal integrity and obedience to tradition.


  1. Swimmer goes under in choppy Lake Pontchartrain waters

    Jaclyn Kelley / Eyewitness News Email: | Twitter: @jkelleyWWL NEW ORLEANS -- What was supposed to be a fun family outing on Lake Pontchartrain suddenly took a turn for the worst for one Kenner family Sunday. A 50-year-old man is still missing after he went for a swim just before 4 p.m., but never resurfaced after going under. Family members clung to each other and watched ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans

  2. MarksJarvis: 2nd quarter offered good, bad, ugly

    Despite harrowing close, early gains kept many investors in the black The second quarter was a cruel period, inflicting losses on investors whether they clung to gold, cowered in bond funds they assumed were safe, or took chances on stocks, stock funds, risky bonds or commodities.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Couple Plunges To Death After Window Breaks During Sex

    A couple in China fell to their deaths after a window they were having sex against gave way and shattered, sending both plummeting to a gruesome death. The pair are said to have fallen from the window of an apartment block in the Chinese city of Wuhan when the glass they were leaning against broke. Witnesses told Chinese media that the couple clung to each other as they fell to the pavement ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Opposing Views


  1. Annan described Mandela as a "wonderful example on a continent where presidents have, in some cases, defied or changed their countries' constitutions and clung to power for decades."
    on Jul 22, 2007 By: Kofi Annan Source: Washington Post

  2. After three deaths in the immediate family before Elvis was 1, Gladys "clung to her son tighter than before, almost as if he were a shield against a treacherous and mercurial world, where disaster could strike at any second and take away all that...
    on Jan 7, 2010 By: Alanna Nash Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "I'm sorry because I have always clung to this jersey, but physically, I can't play all these games any more," Nesta said, adding that he hoped his decision would allow him to prolong his club career.
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Alessandro Nesta Source: International Herald Tribune

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animosity animosity
/ˌæ nə ˈmɑ sə ti /