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1 A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit.

2 A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.

3 Informal. A group of people who associate regularly on a social basis

v. intr.

To band together as a group or gang.

v. tr.

1. To arrange or assemble into a group, as for simultaneous operation or production

2. To attack as an organized group.

Function: noun a group of persons associating for antisocial and often criminal purposes and activities



1: an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: pack, ring, mob]

2: an informal body of friends; [syn: crowd, crew, bunch]

3: act as an organized group [syn: gang up]