gang

27 ENTRIES FOUND:

1gang

verb \ˈgaŋ\

Definition of GANG

intransitive verb
Scottish
:  go

Origin of GANG

Middle English, from Old English gangan; akin to Lithuanian žengti to stride
First Known Use: before 12th century

2gang

noun

: a group of criminals

: a group of young people who do illegal things together and who often fight against other gangs

: a group of people who are friends and who do things together

Full Definition of GANG

1
a (1) :  a set of articles :  outfit <a gang of oars> (2) :  a combination of similar implements or devices arranged for convenience to act together <a gang of saws>
b :  group: as
(1) :  a group of persons working together (2) :  a group of persons working to unlawful or antisocial ends; especially :  a band of antisocial adolescents
2
:  a group of persons having informal and usually close social relations <watching TV with the gang>

Examples of GANG

  1. a gang of drug dealers
  2. He is in a gang.
  3. He was shot by a member of a rival gang.
  4. the gang at the office

Origin of GANG

Middle English, walking, journey, from Old English; akin to Old English gangan
First Known Use: 15th century

3gang

verb

Definition of GANG

transitive verb
1
a :  to assemble or operate simultaneously as a group
b :  to arrange in or produce as a gang
2
:  to attack in a gang
intransitive verb
:  to move or act as a gang

First Known Use of GANG

1856

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