I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gangan; akin to Lithuanian žengti to stride Date: before 12th century Scottish go II. noun Etymology: Middle English, walking, journey, from Old English; akin to Old English gangan Date: 15th century 1. a. (1) a set of articles ; outfit <
a gang of oars
(2) a combination of similar implements or devices arranged for convenience to act together <
a gang of saws
b. group: as (1) a group of persons working together (2) a group of persons working to unlawful or antisocial ends; especially a band of antisocial adolescents 2. a group of persons having informal and usually close social relations <
watching TV with the gang
III. verb Date: 1856 transitive verb 1. a. to assemble or operate simultaneously as a group b. to arrange in or produce as a gang 2. to attack in a gang intransitive verb to move or act as a gang

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