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English definition of “circle”

circle

noun [C] (GROUP)    /ˈsɜː.kl̩/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
B2 a group of people with family , work , or social connections : The subject was never discussed outside the family circle. She's not one of my close circle of friends . We never meet these days - we move in different circles (= do not have the same group of friends ).Groups of people
(Definition of circle noun (GROUP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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