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English definition of “gang”


noun [C, + sing/pl verb]     /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 .Groups of people B2 a group of criminals who work together: a gang of armed robbers Criminals - general words C2 informal a group of friends : She was in our gang at school . I went out with the usual gang from college on Friday night .Groups of peopleFriends, acquaintances and contemporaries a group of workers or prisoners who work together: a gang of labourers Workers in general
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