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noun [countable] gang pronunciation in British English /ɡæŋ/
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singulargang
pluralgangs
  1. 1
    a group of young people who spend time together and often cause trouble

    He asked me to join his gang.

    a study of Chicago street gangs

    gang of:

    Gangs of youths roamed the streets.

  2. 2
    a group of criminals working together

    Detectives are hunting an armed gang that stole beer worth £20,000.

    gang of:

    a gang of thieves

  3. 3
    a group of workers who do physical work

    A gang of workmen were shovelling rubble onto a lorry.

  4. 4
    informal a group of friends, especially young people

    Do you fancy coming out with the gang tonight?

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