gang up
intransitive verb Date: 1925 1. to make a joint assault <
ganged up on him and beat him up
>
2. to combine for a specific purpose <
ganged up to raise prices
>
3. to exert group pressure <
ganged up against the boss
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gang-up — /gang up /, n. an act of ganging up or uniting in opposition to someone or something. [1935 40; n. use of v. phrase gang up (on)] * * * …   Universalium

  • gang-up — /gang up /, n. an act of ganging up or uniting in opposition to someone or something. [1935 40; n. use of v. phrase gang up (on)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • gang up — verb act as an organized group (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑gang • Derivationally related forms: ↑gang (for: ↑gang) • Hypernyms: ↑group, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gang up — PHRASAL VERB If people gang up on someone, they unite against them for a particular reason, for example in a fight or argument. [INFORMAL] [V P on n] Harrison complained that his colleagues ganged up on him... [V P to inf] All the other parties… …   English dictionary

  • gang up — v. (d; intr.) to gang up against, on * * * [ gæŋ ʌp] on (d; intr.) to gang up against …   Combinatory dictionary

  • gang up — verb To join together, as a gang …   Wiktionary

  • gang up — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To assemble or join in a group: band2, combine, league, unite. See COLLECT. II verb See gang …   English dictionary for students

  • gang up — join together, typically in order to intimidate someone. → gang …   English new terms dictionary

  • gang up — work together, collaborate; physically or verbally attack as a group …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gang up on — To make a concerted attack on • • • Main Entry: ↑gang * * * ˌgang ˈup on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they gang up on he/she/it gangs up on …   Useful english dictionary

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