Definition of 'clique'
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The ruling clique often encompasses people far outside the narrow confines of government. A Rock and a Hard Place (1994)Explain that people seek out cliques because they feel insecure or crave the protection of the group. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The big gangs have split into smaller cliques making their activities harder to monitor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was a collection of individuals and small cliques. The Sun (2015)You formed this little clique and kept me out. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They were paid to write for a small clique, and did just that. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Other dressing rooms you get cliques, little groups in the corner but this is a family. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Once again it will appear that Labour is being run by inside cliques and it has got to stop. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Anywhere that you get too many people together, there are going to be cliques and people talking about people. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Mom and Pop, inadvertently form a small clique. Christianity Today (2000)There's probably a little clique of about four or five people there sorting out all the deals and haven't they done well? The Sun (2014)
Trends of 'clique'
Used Occasionally. clique is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'clique'
British English: clique NOUN
If you describe a group of people as a clique, you mean that they spend a lot of time together and seem unfriendly towards other people.
He was accepted into the most popular clique in the school.
Definition of clique from the Collins English Dictionary
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