close-knit
close-knit close-knit closely-knit closely-knitadj. bound together by intimate ties, social, personal, cultural or political; as, closely-knit little villages; a close-knit family. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • close-knit — [ˌkləus ˈnıt US ˌklous ] adj also .closely knit a close knit group of people is one in which everyone knows each other well and gives each other support when they need it ▪ a close knit community …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • close-knit — [ ,klous nıt ] adjective consisting of people who do a lot of activities together and take care of one another: a close knit family/community/team …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • close-knit — ► close knit (of a group of people) united or bound together by strong relationships and common interests. Main Entry: ↑close …   English terms dictionary

  • close-knit — index compact (dense) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • close-knit — close′ knit′ [[t]kloʊs[/t]] adj. tightly united or connected • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • close-knit — [klōs′nit΄] adj. closely united or joined together, as by social or family ties …   English World dictionary

  • close-knit — adjective held together as by social or cultural ties a close knit family close knit little villages the group was closely knit • Syn: ↑closely knit • Similar to: ↑close * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • close-knit — [[t]klo͟ʊs nɪ̱t[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A close knit group of people are closely linked, do things together, and take an interest in each other. We re a very close knit family... Events over the last year have created a close knit community …   English dictionary

  • close-knit — also closely knit adjective a close knit group of people have strong friendly relationships with each other: a close knit community …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • close-knit — {adj.} Closely joined together by ties of love, friendship, or common interest; close. * /The Joneses are a close knit family./ * /The three boys are always together. They form a very close knit group./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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