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gang up

verb

Definition of gang up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a joint assault <ganged up on him and beat him up>

  3. 2 :  to combine for a specific purpose <ganged up to raise prices>

  4. 3 :  to exert group pressure <ganged up against the boss>



1925

First Known Use of gang up

1925


GANG UP Defined for Kids

gang up

verb

Definition of gang up for Students

ganged up

ganging up

  1. :  to join together as a group especially to attack, oppose, or criticize <They ganged up on their brother.>





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