Synonyms of 'cling'
1 clutchDictionary, grip, embrace
She had to cling onto the door handle until the pain passed.
phrasal verbcling to something
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If you clasp someone or something, you hold them tightly in your hands or arms.
Mary clasped the children to her desperately.
If you embrace someone, you put your arms around them and hold them tightly, usually in order to show your love or affection for them. You can also say that two people embrace.
Penelope came forward and embraced her sister.
Thesaurus for cling from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you cling to someone or something, you hold onto them tightly.