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English noun: gang

1. gang (group) an association of criminals

SamplesPolice tried to break up the gang.
A pack of thieves.

Synonymsmob, pack, ring

Broader (hypernym)association

Narrower (hyponym)nest, youth gang

Member holonymgangster, mobster

Member meronymgangdom, gangland, organized crime

2. gang (group) an informal body of friends

SamplesHe still hangs out with the same crowd.

Synonymsbunch, crew, crowd

Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering

3. gang (group) an organized group of workmen

Synonymscrew, work party

Broader (hypernym)social unit, unit

Narrower (hyponym)chain gang, detail, ground crew, ground-service crew, road gang, section gang, shift, stage crew

Member holonymcrewman

Member meronymhands, manpower, men, work force, workforce

4. gang (artifact) tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together

Broader (hypernym)tool

English verb: gang

1. gang (competition) act as an organized group

Synonymsgang up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)aggroup, group

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