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gang1

gang1

 
 
pronunciation:
gaeng
phrases:
gang up on
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of people who come together to cooperate in some activity. These activities may be just for fun, or they may involve crime.
Bill and his gang go bowling every Thursday night.Gangs are responsible for a lot of crime in the city.
synonyms:
group
similar words:
band, company, crew, crowd, mob, party, posse, racket
definition 2: a group of workers who do some common task; team.
We passed a gang of workers who were cleaning the park.
synonyms:
crew, team
similar words:
outfit, squad
phrase: gang up on
Word History
Gangway comes from combining "gang" and "way." In early English, gang meant "going" or "street." The word gangplank also comes from this word.