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English definition of “support network”

support network

noun [C]    
a group of people who provide emotional and practical help to someone in serious difficulty : It's very hard for battered women to rebuild their lives without a good support network .Counselling and psychotherapyHelpers and accomplicesPeople who help or serve people professionally
(Definition of support network noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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