support group

support group
noun
: a group of people with common problems and concerns who provide mutual emotional and moral support

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noun, pl ⋯ groups [count]
: a group of people who have similar experiences and concerns and who meet in order to provide emotional help, advice, and encouragement for one another

He joined an alcoholics' support group.

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supˈport group f359 [support group] noun
a group of people who meet to help each other with a particular problem

a support group for single parents

a victim support group


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