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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.
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  4. 4
    informal a group of friends, especially young people
    Do you fancy coming out with the gang tonight?

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