Cling Cling (kl[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clung (kl[u^]ng), Clong (kl[o^]ng), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Clinging.] [AS. clingan to adhere, to wither; akin to Dan. klynge to cluster, crowd. Cf. Clump.] 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 thee That thou shouldst cling to it thus? --Mrs. Hemans.