close-knit


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close-knit

(klōs′nĭt′)
adj.
Held tightly together, as by social or cultural ties: a close-knit family.

close-knit

(ˌkləʊsˈnɪt)
adj
closely united, esp by social ties

close′-knit′

(kloʊs)

adj.
tightly united or connected.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.close-knit - held together as by social or cultural ties; "a close-knit family"; "close-knit little villages"; "the group was closely knit"
close - close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
Translations

close-knit

[ˈkləʊsnɪt] ADJ [family] → muy unido

close-knit

[ˌkləʊsˈnɪt] adj (community, group, family) → molto unito/a
References in classic literature ?
Next came the great alliance of Eastern Asia, a close-knit coalescence of China and Japan, advancing with rapid strides year by year to predominance in the world's affairs.
Thorough unity, either in the whole or in the separate stories so loosely woven together, could not be expected; in continual reading the long succession of similar combat after combat and the constant repetition of stereotyped phrases become monotonous for a present-day reader; and it must be confessed that Malory has little of the modern literary craftsman's power of close-knit style or proportion and emphasis in details.
Headteacher Dr Alex Peterken said: "This has been a terrible shock for the whole college; we are a very close-knit boarding community and it has hit us all very hard.
One resident stated that they are a close-knit community and look after one another.
A clOse-knit community was in mourning yesterday after two farmhands drowned in a slurry tank.
This is a close-knit community and a close-knit club.
JACKIE came from a close-knit footballing family living in the shadow of Blairhall Colliery in a street dubbed by the local Press "Football Avenue".
THE CLOSE-KNIT CIRCLE: AMERICAN KNITTERS TODAY joins others in Praeger's 'American Subcultures' series to examine modern times and trends, and thus will appeal not just to the usual circle of knitters public libraries cater to, but to college-level holdings strong in social issues and American culture.
Above all, Austin Lunch is a tribute to an industrious mother and father, and the strength of a close-knit family.
whose previous book "Dream Season" was selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, Scorekeeping: Essays from Home is a simple memoir of small-town boyhood, as witnessed by the son of English professors among insular and close-knit townies.
Written by Barry Aitchison, Miss Alice Merriwether's Long Lost Cakes & Further Inducements to Wonder is a most unusual and fantastic novel about a small, close-knit American town, the inhabitants of which are about to have their lives transformed forever.
The Hazens are a close-knit family who live in the Adirondacks in upstate New York.