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gang1

gang1

 
 
pronunciation:
gaeng
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
phrases:
gang up on
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any group of people, such as those who associate for social or criminal purposes.
Our whole gang of friends from high school gets together about once a year.This particular gang of criminals was responsible for several murders during that period.She's afraid her son might join a gang and get in trouble.
synonyms:
group
similar words:
band, clan, clique, company, crew, crowd, mob, party, posse, racket, ring, tong
definition 2: a group of workers who perform some common, usu. manual, task; squad.
The railroad gangs put in long hours of backbreaking labor.
synonyms:
crew, team
similar words:
chain gang, outfit, squad
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: ganged, ganging, gangs
definition: to gather or form into a gang.
synonyms:
band
similar words:
gather, group, team
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.