verb (used without object), cliqued, cli·quing.
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Origin of clique
OTHER WORDS FROM cliquecliqueless, adjectivecliquey, cliquy, adjectivecliquism, nounsubclique, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for clique
If tech giant CEOs were a high school clique, Mukesh Ambani would be its newest member, and everyone’s invited to a party at his house.Reliance Jio is India’s answer to Amazon, AT&T, and Huawei—all rolled into one|Niharika Sharma|August 28, 2020|Quartz
As a general rule, to prove Keller’s conjecture in dimension n, you use dice with n dots and try to find a clique of size 2n.
The question of whether it’s possible to find a clique of size 128 is a similar kind of problem.
Prove that such a clique can’t exist, on the other hand, and you’ve proved the conjecture true.
Find that clique, and you’ve proved Keller’s conjecture false in dimension seven.
How ironic that the Hermit Kingdom is taking the blame for our first real look inside a clique that not even Vice dares penetrate.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A clique of GOP lawmakers say the debt ceiling crisis is a hoax.
How about the totally Beltwayized and out of touch with America clique versus the people who retain some remnants of common sense?
Not surprisingly, their clique is designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and other organizations.
So keeping with the high school metaphor, what clique would you roll with?
An election is merely a personal quarrel in the clique of men who control the Democratic party.Following the Color Line|Ray Stannard Baker
He'd not have to be like them; he'd not mix with that clique; he'd herd alone.Winner Take All|Larry Evans
It is of the clique who insist on shutting the windows that I write.
Probably he thought that the poet was a member of a London clique.Alfred Tennyson|Andrew Lang
Partly out of that clique, partly out of a circle beyond it, which Savarin can more or less influence, I select ten.The Parisians, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton