Pronunciation: (gang),[key] —n. 1. a group or band: A gang of boys gathered around the winning pitcher. 2. a group of youngsters or adolescents who associate closely, often exclusively, for social reasons, esp. such a group engaging in delinquent behavior.
3. a group of people with compatible tastes or mutual interests who gather together for social reasons: I'm throwing a party for the gang I bowl with. 4. a group of persons working together; squad; shift: a gang of laborers. 5. a group of persons associated for some criminal or other antisocial purpose: a gang of thieves. 6. a set of tools, electronic components or circuits, oars, etc., arranged to work together or simultaneously.
7. a group of identical or related items.
—v.t. 1. to arrange in groups or sets; form into a gang: to gang illustrations for more economical printing on one sheet. 2. to attack in a gang.
—v.i. 1. to form or act as a gang: Cutthroats who gang together hang together. 2. gang up on,Informal.(of a number of persons) to unite in opposition to (a person); combine against: The bigger boys ganged up on the smaller ones in the schoolyard.
Pronunciation: (gang),[key] —v.i.Chiefly Scot. and North Eng. to walk or go.