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English definition of “close-knit”

close-knit

adjective uk   /ˌkləʊsˈnɪt/ us    /ˌkloʊs-/
describes a group of people in which everyone helps and supports each other: a close-knit family/communityBacking, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
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