gang


gang
gang1 S3 [gæŋ] n
[: Old English; Origin: 'way, journey'; the modern meaning comes from the idea of a group of people "going" together]
1.)
a) a group of young people who spend time together, and who are often involved in crime or drugs and who often fight against other groups
two rival street gangs
gang member/member of a gang
The parents have denied that their son is a gang member.
the problem of inner-city gang violence
b) a group of young people together in one place, especially young people who might cause trouble
gang of
There were always gangs of kids hanging around the mall.
a victim of gang warfare
2.) a group of criminals who work together
Several gangs were operating in the area.
Armed gangs have hijacked lorries.
gang of
a gang of smugglers
3.) informal a group of friends, especially young people
The whole gang will be there next weekend.
4.) a group of workers or prisoners doing physical work together
gang 2
gang2 v
gang up on/against [gang up on/against sb] phr v
if people gang up on someone, they join together to attack, criticize, or oppose them, especially in a way that seems unfair
Schoolchildren are quick to gang up on anyone who looks or behaves differently.
gang together phr v
if people gang together, they form a group in order to do something together, especially to oppose something
The smaller shopkeepers ganged together to beat off competition from the supermarkets.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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