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gang1 British & World English

An organized group of criminals

gang2 British & World English

Go; proceed

gang English Thesaurus

a gang of teenagers

gang together in gang1 British & World English

(Of a number of people) form a group or gang

gang bang British & World English

The successive rape of one person by a group of people

gang rape British & World English

The rape of one person by a group of other people

gang show British & World English

A locally produced variety show performed annually by members of the Scout and Guide Association

chain gang British & World English

A group of convicts chained together while working outside the prison

gang agley British & World English

(Of a plan) go wrong

press gang British & World English

A body of men employed to enlist men forcibly into service in the army or navy

Stern Gang British & World English

The British name for a militant Zionist group that campaigned in Palestine during the 1940s for the creation of a Jewish state. Founded by Avraham Stern (1907–42) as an offshoot of Irgun, the group assassinated the British Minister for the Middle East, Lord Moyne, and Count Bernadotte, the UN mediator for Palestine

press gang New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

section gang British & World English

A crew of railroad workers responsible for maintaining a particular section of track

Gang of Four British & World English

(In China) a group of four associates, including Mao Zedong’s wife, involved in implementing the Cultural Revolution. They were among the groups competing for power on Mao’s death in 1976, but were arrested and imprisoned

gang up in gang1 British & World English

Join together in order to intimidate or oppose someone

gang agley in gang2 British & World English

(Of a plan) go wrong

gang-banging in gang bang British & World English

The violent activities of a criminal gang

gangplank British & World English

A movable plank, typically with cleats nailed on it, used by passengers to board or disembark from a ship or boat

gang up in gang English Thesaurus

they all ganged up to put me down

the best-laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley British & World English

Even the most careful planning doesn’t necessarily ensure success

the best-laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley in best British & World English

Even the most careful planning doesn’t necessarily ensure success