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[klohs-nit] /ˈkloʊsˈnɪt/
tightly united, connected, or organized.
Origin of close-knit
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Judith could be part of the close-knit life of the school in the last two years there—the years that counted.

    The Wishing Moon Louise Elizabeth Dutton
  • The first wedding this was to be, in all our close-knit circle.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • It was full of mail, and with the close-knit ring shirts were helms, and some few short, heavy swords.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing Charles Whistler
  • He was a reporter with a gift for rapid-moving, close-knit narrative.

  • "I've done found out erbout ye," and her hand patted the close-knit bark.

    The Roof Tree Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for close-knit


closely united, esp by social ties
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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