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Cling vs. Glue

Difference Between Cling and Glue

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Cling

To hold fast or adhere to something, as by grasping, sticking, embracing, or entwining
Clung to the rope to keep from falling.
Fabrics that cling to the body.
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Glue

A strong liquid adhesive obtained by boiling collagenous animal parts such as bones, hides, and hooves into hard gelatin and then adding water.
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Cling

To remain close; resist separation
We clung together in the storm.
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Glue

Any of various similar adhesives, such as paste, mucilage, or epoxy.
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Cling

To remain emotionally attached; hold on
Clinging to outdated customs.
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Glue

An adhesive force or factor
Idealism was the glue that held our group together.
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Cling

A clingstone fruit.
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Glue

To stick, fasten, or cause to adhere
Glued the broken leg of the chair together.
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Cling

Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit.
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Glue

To cause to be focused on or directed at something
Our eyes were glued to the stage.
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Cling

Adherence; attachment; devotion
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Glue

A hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance.
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Cling

An ornament that clings to a window so as to be seen from outside.
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Glue

(figurative) Anything that binds two things or people together.
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Cling

To hold very tightly, as to not fall off.
Seaweed clung to the anchor.
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Glue

(transitive) To join or attach something using glue.
I need to glue the chair-leg back into place.
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Cling

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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Glue

(transitive) To cause something to adhere closely to; to follow attentively.
His eyes were glued to the screen.
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Cling

(transitive) To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.
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Glue

A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes viscid and tenaceous, and is used as a cement for uniting substances. The name is also given to other adhesive or viscous substances.
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Cling

(transitive) To cause to dry up or wither.
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Glue

To join with glue or a viscous substance; to cause to stick or hold fast, as if with glue; to fix or fasten.
This cold, congealed bloodThat glues my lips, and will not let me speak.
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Cling

(intransitive) To dry up or wither.
Wood clings.
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Glue

Cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
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Cling

To be fond of, to feel strongly about and dependent on.
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Glue

Join or attach with or as if with glue;
Paste the sign ont the wall
Cut and paste the sentence in the text
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Cling

To produce a high-pitched ringing sound, like a small bell.
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Glue

Be fixed as if by glue;
His eyes were glued on her
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Cling

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.
And what hath life for theeThat thou shouldst cling to it thus?
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Cling

To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.
I clung legs as close to his side as I could.
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Cling

To make to dry up or wither.
If thou speak'st false,Upon the next tree shalt thou hang alive,Till famine cling thee.
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Cling

Adherence; attachment; devotion.
A more tenacious cling to worldly respects.
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Cling

Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
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Cling

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
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Cling

To remain emotionally or intellectually attached;
He clings to the idea that she might still love him.
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Cling

Hold on tightly or tenaciously;
Hang on to your father's hands
The child clung to his mother's apron
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