hold firmly, usually with one's hands;
"She clutched my arm when she got scared"
- The best way to hold a man is in your arms.
- She ran to him and he scooped her in his arms.
- They adhere to the traditional custom.
- He still clings stubbornly to his socialist ideas.
- He applied his eye to the microscope.
- It's thought that cowboys stay closer to nature.
- cling on to 死抓住不放