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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. gang up on, Informal.(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.
to walk or go.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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