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Noun

cling

  1. Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit.
    • 1908: O. Henry, Hostages to Momus
      Antelope steaks and fried liver to begin on, and venison cutlets with chili con carne and pineapple fritters, and then some sardines and mixed pickles; and top it off with a can of yellow clings and a bottle of beer.

Verb

Infinitive
to cling

Third person singular
clings

Simple past
clung

Past participle
-

Present participle
clinging

to cling (third-person singular simple present clings, present participle clinging, simple past and past participle clung)
  1. To hold very tightly, as to not fall off.
    Seaweed clung to the anchor.
  2. To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films.

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  1. ^ Oxford-Paravia Concise - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano e Italiano-Inglese (in collaborazione con Oxford University Press). Edited by Maria Cristina Bareggi. Torino: Paravia, 2003. ISBN 8839551107. Online version

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