cling together

cling together

1. Of two or more things, to adhere to one another. The pages in this book are so thin that they usually cling together.
2. Of two or more people, to hold each other tightly. The wind was so strong that we had to cling together just to cross the parking lot!
See also: cling, together

cling together

[for two or more people or animals] to hold on tightly to each other. The two children clung together throughout the ordeal. The baby baboon and its mother clung together and could not be separated.
See also: cling, together
References in classic literature ?
I have always longed to tell a simple and true story, which should strike terror into two young lovers, and drive them to take refuge each in the other's heart, as two children cling together at the sight of a snake by a woodside.
March, as she and her daughter went through the new kingdom arm in arm, for just then they seemed to cling together more tenderly than ever.
3 To make the crumble topping, put the flour, muscovado sugar, ground almonds, butter and salt in a food processor and blitz until the fine crumbs are just starting to cling together (avoid over-processing the mixture).
The carrots cling together with honey, there's more raisin than cabbage in the braised cabbage side, and a confused huddle of peas and leeks taste of not much at all.
DEVASTATED relatives cling together in grief among the coffins of loved ones killed in the motorway bridge collapse.
The design helped the bricks cling together better than any other plastic building blocks on the market.
Most associate fire ants with their sting but these insects are also notable for their ability to cling together and turn their community into one giant raft.
Its elements are made to cling together providing high early strength by combining the strength and durability of conventional concrete with the ease of construction.
The Birmingham Evening Mail reported on October 30, 1934: "They cling together in a compact community, held close by race, language and religion, but not clannish, and continually introducing into their midst English wives and husbands." This corner of Digbeth went on to be home to a large Irish community in later decades, often referred to as part of the Irish Quarter.
Compared to dry hair, wet hair can be easier to manage in a cut/style situation because the added weight and surface tension of the water cause the strands to stretch downward and cling together along the hair's length, holding a line and making it easier for the stylist to create a form.
Surface tension makes water droplets cling together. They form tiny bridges between the sand grains, holding the sand together.
The couples who cling together can be taken to our hearts because they are neither idealised nor individual but seem embodiments of ordinariness and familiarity, embracing in the mystery of belonging.
Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling together. The mixture may be dry, depending on the softness of your butter, but it's OK.
Mum Sarah, a 32-year-old teacher, was amazed to see her newborns cling together as medics held them up.
'I think she was waiting,' he whispers in my ear as we cling together. 'Waiting for yo yo yo you to lea ea ea e ve ve ve ve so you woul ul uldn dn dn dn't 't 't have to see her go, Dad'."