To stick close to.

Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression? For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly CLEAVETH unto the earth. Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake. ( Psalm 44:24-26 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

Bibliography Information

"Entry for 'Cleaveth'". A King James Dictionary.