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 for gang
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gang \Gang\ (g[a^]ng), v. i. [AS. gangan, akin to OS. & OHG.
     gangan, Icel. ganga, Goth. gaggan; cf. Lith. [zdot]engti to
     walk, Skr. ja[.n]gha leg. [root]48. Cf. Go.]
     To go; to walk.
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     Note: Obsolete in English literature, but still used in the
           North of England, and also in Scotland.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gang \Gang\, n. [Icel. gangr a going, gang, akin to AS., D., G.,
     & Dan. gang a going, Goth. gaggs street, way. See Gang, v.
     1. A going; a course. [Obs.]
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     2. A number going in company; hence, a company, or a number
        of persons associated for a particular purpose; a group of
        laborers under one foreman; a squad; as, a gang of
        sailors; a chain gang; a gang of thieves.
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     3. A combination of similar implements arranged so as, by
        acting together, to save time or labor; a set; as, a gang
        of saws, or of plows.
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     4. (Naut.) A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang
        of stays.
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     5. [Cf. Gangue.] (Mining) The mineral substance which
        incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
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     6. A group of teenagers or young adults forming a more or
        less formalized group associating for social purposes, in
        some cases requiring initiation rites to join; as, a teen
        gang; a youth gang; a street gang.
     Note: Youth gangs often associate with particular areas in a
           city, and may turn violent when they feel their
           territory is encroached upon. In Los Angeles the
           Crips and the Bloods are large gangs antagonistic
           to each other.
     7. A group of persons organized for criminal purposes; a
        criminal organization; as, the Parker gang.
     Gang board, or Gang plank. (Naut.)
        (a) A board or plank, with cleats for steps, forming a
            bridge by which to enter or leave a vessel.
        (b) A plank within or without the bulwarks of a vessel's
            waist, for the sentinel to walk on.
     Gang cask, a small cask in which to bring water aboard
        ships or in which it is kept on deck.
     Gang cultivator, Gang plow, a cultivator or plow in which
        several shares are attached to one frame, so as to make
        two or more furrows at the same time.
     Gang days, Rogation days; the time of perambulating
        parishes. See Gang week (below).
     Gang drill, a drilling machine having a number of drills
        driven from a common shaft.
     Gang master, a master or employer of a gang of workmen.
     Gang plank. See Gang board (above).
     Gang plow. See Gang cultivator (above).
     Gang press, a press for operating upon a pile or row of
        objects separated by intervening plates.
     Gang saw, a saw fitted to be one of a combination or gang
        of saws hung together in a frame or sash, and set at fixed
        distances apart.
     Gang tide. See Gang week (below).
     Gang tooth, a projecting tooth. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
     Gang week, Rogation week, when formerly processions were
        made to survey the bounds of parishes. --Halliwell.
     Live gang, or Round gang, the Western and the Eastern
        names, respectively, for a gang of saws for cutting the
        round log into boards at one operation. --Knight.
     Slabbing gang, an arrangement of saws which cuts slabs from
        two sides of a log, leaving the middle part as a thick
        [1913 Webster] gangboard

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the
           gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: gang, pack, ring,
      2: an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the
         same crowd" [syn: crowd, crew, gang, bunch]
      3: an organized group of workmen [syn: gang, crew, work
      4: tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to
         work together
      v 1: act as an organized group [syn: gang, gang up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  175 Moby Thesaurus words for "gang":
     Bund, Rochdale cooperative, affiliate, age group, alliance, ally,
     army, assemblage, associate, association, axis, band,
     band together, battalion, be in cahoots, bevy, bloc, body, brigade,
     bunch, bunch up, cabal, cast, cement a union, centralize, circle,
     clique, club, club together, coalition, cohort, college, colony,
     combination, combine, come together, common market, commute,
     company, complement, confederacy, confederate, confederation,
     consociate, conspire, consumer cooperative, contingent,
     cooperative, cooperative society, corps, coterie, council, couple,
     course, cover ground, covey, credit union, crew, crowd,
     customs union, detachment, detail, division, drift, drive, drove,
     economic community, employees, faction, fare, fare forth,
     federalize, federate, federation, fetch, fleet, flit, flock, flow,
     force, free trade area, gam, gang up, go, go along, go in partners,
     go in partnership, group, grouping, groupment, help, herd, hie,
     hired help, hook up with, host, in-group, join forces,
     join fortunes with, join together, join up with, join with, junta,
     kennel, league, litter, machine, marry, men, mob, move, move along,
     move on, movement, organize, out-group, outfit, overwhelm, pack,
     pair, pair off, partner, partnership, party, pass, peer group,
     personnel, phalanx, platoon, pod, political machine, posse, pride,
     progress, regiment, retinue, ring, roll, roll on, run, salon,
     sashay, school, servantry, set, shoal, skulk, sloth, society,
     squad, stable, staff, stand together, stand up with, stream,
     string, team, team up with, team with, the help, throw in with,
     tie in with, tie up with, travel, tribe, trip, troop, troupe,
     union, unionize, unite with, wayfare, wed, wend, wing

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