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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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