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Cling vs. Glue

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Clingnoun

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

Gluenoun

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

Clingnoun

adherence; attachment; devotion

Gluenoun

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

Clingverb

To hold very tightly, as to not fall off.

‘Seaweed clung to the anchor.’;

Gluenoun

(obsolete) Birdlime.

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Clingverb

To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films.

Glueverb

(transitive) To join or attach something using glue.

‘I need to glue the chair-leg back into place.’;

Clingverb

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

Glueverb

(transitive) To cause something to adhere closely to; to follow attentively.

‘His eyes were glued to the screen.’;

Clingverb

(transitive) To cause to dry up or wither.

Gluenoun

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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Clingverb

(intransitive) To dry up or wither.

‘Wood clings.’;

Glueverb

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.’;

Clingverb

to be fond of, to feel strongly about and dependent on

Gluenoun

cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive

Clingverb

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

Glueverb

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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Clingverb

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?’;

Glueverb

be fixed as if by glue;

‘His eyes were glued on her’;

Clingverb

To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.

‘I clung legs as close to his side as I could.’;

Clingverb

To make to dry up or wither.

‘If thou speak'st false,Upon the next tree shalt thou hang alive,Till famine cling thee.’;

Clingnoun

Adherence; attachment; devotion.

‘A more tenacious cling to worldly respects.’;

Clingnoun

fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit

Clingverb

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’;

Clingverb

to remain emotionally or intellectually attached;

‘He clings to the idea that she might still love him.’;

Clingverb

hold on tightly or tenaciously;

‘hang on to your father's hands’; ‘The child clung to his mother's apron’;

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