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1‘a gang of teenagers’
band, group, crowd, pack, horde, throng, mob, herd, swarm, multitude, mass, body, troop, drove, cluster
company, gathering, assemblage, assembly
informal posse, bunch, gaggle, load
2‘John was one of our gang’
circle, social circle, social set, group of friends, clique, in-crowd, coterie, lot, ring, clan, club, league, faction, cabal
informal fraternity, sorority, brotherhood, sisterhood
informal crew, posse
informal, rare sodality, confraternity
3‘a work gang hammering cobbles into the highway’
squad, team, troop, shift, detachment, posse, troupe
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