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close-knit

[klohs-nit] /ˈkloʊsˈnɪt/
adjective
1.
tightly united, connected, or organized.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • The close-knit organization of these central hubs helps the brain stay resilient to damage.
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  • He wanted a campus where people were close-knit, open to diversity, and not too cliquish or too rowdy.
  • The encounters were often wary or violent, but they were the reunions of a close-knit family.
  • They live in close-knit packs with patriarchs called silverbacks.
  • It's a close-knit clan that works and plays together.
  • If you have a close-knit society which doesn't give information then you've got to find ways of getting it.
  • It is a close-knit world and the team fought to keep their secret.
  • They are used to living off the land, and have a close-knit social structure.
  • As many have noted, these features are often seen in close-knit tribes in isolated geographic areas.
British Dictionary definitions for close-knit

close-knit

/ˌkləʊsˈnɪt/
adjective
1.
closely united, esp by social ties
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