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family

  
1    brood, children, descendants, folk     (informal)   household, issue, kin, kindred, kinsfolk, kinsmen, kith and kin, ménage, offspring, one's nearest and dearest, one's own flesh and blood, people, progeny, relations, relatives  
2    ancestors, ancestry, birth, blood, clan, descent, dynasty, extraction, forebears, forefathers, genealogy, house, line, lineage, parentage, pedigree, race, sept, stemma, stirps, strain, tribe  
3    class, classification, genre, group, kind, network, subdivision, system  


family tree     
ancestry, extraction, genealogy, line, lineage, line of descent, pedigree, stemma, stirps  
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exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
n.
parent whose children no longer live in the family home
n.
to support your family
exp.
A small business that is typically owned and run by members of a family
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be/not be interested in getting married and having a family
n.
(2.) Secret or previously unknown details of history or biography.

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