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Definition of cling to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cling to

 phrasal verb
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cling on to something

 
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to be unwilling to get rid of something, or stop doing something Throughout the trial, she had clung to the belief that he was innocent. He had one last hope to cling on to. She managed to cling on to life for another couple of years.
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