close-knit


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close-knit

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

(ˌkləʊsˈnɪt)
adj
closely united, esp by social ties
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close′-knit′

(kloʊs)

adj.
tightly united or connected.
[1925–30]
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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"
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Translations

close-knit

[ˈkləʊsnɪt] ADJ [family] → muy unido
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close-knit

[ˌkləʊsˈnɪt] adj (community, group, family) → molto unito/a
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Her death has shocked the close-knit community where she had lived all her life.
Elaine says she already feels part of the close-knit team.
The close-knit, family-oriented style that often characterizes Hong Kong Chinese business practices means that these investors sometimes operate in a unique fashion.
I have been truly blessed with such a close-knit group of family and friends."
For years the Erimus Stone, which bears the names of six men from a close-knit Thornaby community who died in the First World War, lay forgotten in Thornaby cemetery.
The source added: "The girl comes from a close-knit family.
Mary Sullivan, 61, chairwoman of the Newtown Association, grew up in the close-knit community in Pendoylan Street.
The Bedford boys were among them: National Guard volunteers from a small, close-knit rural community in Virginia.
Then came the chance to become Britain's most northerly copper - and now he keeps law and order in the close-knit community on Unst, in the Shetland Islands.
People experiencing domestic violence in villages or small towns often suffer in silence because or poor access to support services and information, according to the Warwickshire Rural Community Council study, entitled Isolated Incidents, which says some victims may be afraid to speak out because they live in close-knit communities.
"That points to another requisite for a close-knit team such as ours - discretion," says Preston.