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gang

noun

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1 a group of people working together on a task
  • a gang of neighborhood residents spent the weekend cleaning up the park

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2 a group of people sharing a common interest and relating together socially
  • the whole gang went out for pizza
  • the school's computer hackers had their own little gang

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3 a group involved in secret or criminal activities
  • politicians promising to stop the growth of inner-city gangs

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gang

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of gang (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of gang was before the 12th century

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“Gang.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gang. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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