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Godan verb with 'ku' ending
intransitive verb
to cling to, to depend on, to embrace, to hugsich klammern an…, sich festhalten

ON: ツイKUN: すが.る
cling, hang on, depend

ON: KUN: つ.ける, -づ.き, -つき, -つ.き, つ.き, -づ.く, つ.く, -づけ, -づ.け, -つ.け, つ.け-, つ.け, -づ.ける, -つ.ける, -づき
adhere, attach, refer to, append

ON: ツイKUN: すが.る
cling, hang on, depend

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
中世には、天文学者はあるギリシアの哲学者の説にすがりついていた。Parts: 中世 (ちゅうせい), には, 天文学者 (てんもんがくしゃ), 有る (ある), 希臘 (ギリシャ), 哲学者 (てつがくしゃ), (せつ), 縋り付く (すがりつく)During the Middle Ages, astronomers had clung to the theory of a Greek philosopher.

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