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gangnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ɡæŋ/  us   /ɡæŋ/
B2 a group of young people, especially young men, who spend time together, often fighting with other groups and behaving badly: Fights among rival gangs account for most murders in the city.
B2 a group of criminals who work together: a gang of armed robbers
C2 informal a group of friends: I've made friends at my new school, but I miss the old gang. I went out with the usual gang from college on Friday night.
a group of workers or prisoners who work together: a gang of labourers

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gangnoun [C]

 us   /ɡæŋ/
  • gang noun [C] (CRIMINALS)

a group of criminals or of people, esp. young men and women, who spend time together and cause trouble: The clubs present an alternative to becoming involved in a gang.
  • gang noun [C] (GROUP)

a group of people who are friendly with each other or are involved in the same activity: I went out with the usual gang on Friday night – all my friends from college.
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