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clique

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /kliːk/ us    /klɪk/ disapproving
a small group of people who spend their time together and do not welcome other people into that group: Our golf club is run by a very unfriendly clique (of people). There's a clique at work that never talks/who never talk to anyone else.Groups of people
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