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noun [countable] gang pronunciation in American English /ɡæŋ/
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  1. 1
    a group of young people who spend time together and often cause trouble
    A gang called the Bloods has been terrorizing people in the South Bronx.
    He asked me to join his gang.
    a study of Chicago street gangs
  2. 2
    a group of criminals working together
    Detectives are hunting an armed gang that stole construction materials worth $200,000.
    gang of: a gang of thieves
  3. 3
    informal a group of friends, especially young people
    Do you want to go to the movies with the gang tonight?
  4. 4
    a group of workers who do physical work
    A gang of workmen were shoveling rubble onto a truck.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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