gang Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “gang” in the English Dictionary

"gang" in British English

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gangnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   us   /ɡæŋ/
B2 a ​group of ​youngpeople, ​especiallyyoung men, who ​spendtime together, often ​fighting with other ​groups and ​behavingbadly: Fights among ​rival gangs ​account for most ​murders in the ​city.B2 a ​group of ​criminals who ​work together: a gang of ​armedrobbersC2 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 ​Fridaynight. a ​group of ​workers or ​prisoners who ​work together: a gang of ​labourers
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(Definition of gang from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​spendtime together and ​causetrouble: The ​clubspresent an ​alternative to ​becominginvolved 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 ​Fridaynight – all my ​friends from ​college.
(Definition of gang from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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