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Meaning of gang

gang

Pronunciation: (gang), [key]
— n.
  1. a group or band: A gang of boys gathered around the winning pitcher.
  2. a group of youngsters or adolescents who associate closely, often exclusively, for social reasons, esp. such a group engaging in delinquent behavior.
  3. a group of people with compatible tastes or mutual interests who gather together for social reasons: I'm throwing a party for the gang I bowl with.
  4. a group of persons working together; squad; shift: a gang of laborers.
  5. a group of persons associated for some criminal or other antisocial purpose: a gang of thieves.
  6. a set of tools, electronic components or circuits, oars, etc., arranged to work together or simultaneously.
  7. a group of identical or related items.
—v.t.
  1. to arrange in groups or sets; form into a gang: to gang illustrations for more economical printing on one sheet.
  2. to attack in a gang.
—v.i.
  1. to form or act as a gang: Cutthroats who gang together hang together.
  2. (of a number of persons) to unite in opposition to (a person); combine against: The bigger boys ganged up on the smaller ones in the schoolyard.

gang

Pronunciation: (gang), [key]
— v.i. Chiefly Scot. and North Eng.
  1. to walk or go.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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