gang up

ganged up; ganging up; gangs up

Definition of gang up

intransitive verb

1 : to make a joint assault ganged up on him and beat him up
2 : to combine for a specific purpose ganged up to raise prices
3 : to exert group pressure ganged up against the boss

First Known Use of gang up

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gang up was in 1910

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“Gang up.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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gang up

ganged up; ganging up

Kids Definition of gang up

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

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