Definition of close-knit adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

close-knit

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌkloʊs ˈnɪt//
 
(closely-knit)
 
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(of a group of people) having strong relationships with each other and taking a close, friendly interest in each other's activities and problems the close-knit community of a small village
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