Correr a pedir ayuda a. to ask someone to help or protect you when you should be helping yourself.
Sean Spicer said, even though there is no evidence to support it, some people still "cling to" the idea that communism offers a better life for the working class. --------------- (cling to) something/somebody.
Aferrarse a. to refuse to stop believing or hoping for something. (see also: hang on (to), hold on (to).
Cesar Lozano, you shouldn’t "attach too much importance to" what the critics say about your book. What really matters is what your readers think. --------------- attach to, or attach importance to. (UK)