Definition of cling film in English:

cling film


  • [mass noun] A thin transparent plastic film that adheres to surfaces and to itself, used as a wrapping or covering for food.

    ‘wrap them in cling film and freeze till needed’
    • ‘Officers also found electronic weighing scales, cling film, food bags and a further block of cocaine hidden under some tea towels.’
    • ‘Whole Seville oranges can actually be wrapped in cling film and frozen for later use.’
    • ‘Don't knead, just pat it into shape, wrap in cling film or greaseproof paper and chill for about 30 minutes.’
    • ‘Wrap the dough in grease proof paper or cling film and chill for about 30 minutes.’
    • ‘Roll into a log, wrap in cling film and freeze for half an hour until firm (or refrigerate for one hour).’
    • ‘To help with the slicing, roll the sushi tightly in cling film and refrigerate.’
    • ‘His face is just a skull with a layer of skin as stretched and transparent as cling film.’
    • ‘Two cakes wrapped in cling film were equally good.’
    • ‘She pulled the tin box from her pocket again and took out a brown lump carefully wrapped in cling film.’
    • ‘Make sure you sprinkle a little sugar over the surface of the custard to prevent a skin forming, or press cling film on to the surface.’
    • ‘Beat each slice of beef between layers of cling film until very thin.’
    • ‘Knead lightly to a soft dough then wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.’
    • ‘Replace the lid of the loaf, wrap in foil or cling film and leave in the fridge for a few hours.’
    • ‘Once I had been fully covered in the delicious-smelling concoction (apart from my feet and head), I was wrapped in cling film.’
    • ‘They also found other quantities of the drug, some of which was wrapped in cling film giving it the appearance of being street deals.’
    • ‘When they searched him they found 31 separate wraps of crack cocaine wrapped in cling film.’
    • ‘Cover the burn with a sterile dressing of non - fluffy material (not cotton wool), cling film, or a plastic bag.’
    • ‘Almost all the raincoats were transparent plastic and made from a variety of materials from cling film to film negatives.’
    • ‘Push the dough into a ball with your hands then wrap it in cling film and let it rest in the fridge for half an hour or so.’
    • ‘Bottles, cans, batteries, tin foil, cling film, newspapers and cardboard are among the many items collected for recycling.’


cling film

/ˈklɪŋ fɪlm/