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 (klĭk, klēk)
A small exclusive group of friends or associates.
intr.v. cliqued, cliqu·ing, cliques Informal
To form, associate in, or act as a clique.

[French, from Old French, latch or from obsolete French cliquer, to click, clink, of imitative origin.]

cliqu′ey, cliqu′y, cliqu′ish adj.
cliqu′ish·ly adv.
cliqu′ish·ness n.
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Adv.1.cliquishly - in a clannish manner; "these four friends always act clannishly, and don't let us participate in their activities"