gang fight

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gang fight a fight between rival gangs of adolescents
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Usage

In literature:

He had to fight often in these days to fight for a place near the factory gates, and now and again with gangs on the street.
"The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
A gang of his coarse companions were holding a council, cursing, drinking, fighting.
"The Foolish Virgin" by Thomas Dixon
Through the smoke she could dimly see Transley's gang fighting the back-fires.
"Dennison Grant" by Robert Stead
Sometimes he was ingeniously insulted, or made to fight in self-defense, and beaten black and blue by the whole gang.
"The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln" by Wayne Whipple
Now that they were engaged in a fight for survival, they felt like a gang of midgets attacking a herd of water-buffalo with penknives.
"Cum Grano Salis" by Gordon Randall Garrett
For a moment the members of the gang on Overton's side of the fight seemed paralyzed.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
In every Independent Malay State, there is a gang of fighting men, which watches over the person of the King and acts as his bodyguard.
"In Court and Kampong" by Hugh Clifford
At the top we found the foreman fighting mad and trying to spur on another gang to go down.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
Red Mask's gang had been fairly trapped, and both sides meant to fight to a finish.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
That ended what little fight there was in the gang.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
But it became quickly apparent that not all of the gang would surrender without a fight.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
He's shipped you a gang that 'ud rather fight than eat.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
We don't know what he's after, or what kind of gang he's fighting, but we know one of them is here.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
You'll fight the gang, I know you will.
"The Rider of Golden Bar" by William Patterson White
The old gang is a hard one to fight.
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day
From the other houses the members of the gang came out and joined in the fight, for they knew it was their last chance.
"Settling Day" by Nat Gould
You haven't Beauty and her gang to fight.
"Marjorie Dean College Freshman" by Pauline Lester
I walked into a gang fight and waded into the leader of one gang.
"Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942" by Various
The rest of the gang disappeared, on the principle of those who fight and run away live to fight another day.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
At a signal from him they were to rush out and fire their revolvers in the air in imitation of a gang fight.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
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In poetry:

But, if you study recent history, you'll note King Bill
Was most forlonly out of it; for they are at it still.
The daily fight for fatted grubs excites the same old gang;
And debate is mainly waddy, and division boomerang.
"In The First Elective Ministry" by C J Dennis
I sit on the coop, I look straight before,
But my heart it is awa' the braid ocean owre,
I see the bluidy fiel' where my ain bonny chiel',
My wee bairn o' a', gaed to fight or to fa',
An' whiddie, whuddie, whaddie, gang the auld wheels twa.
"The Market-Wife's Song" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

Chihuahua state investigators Thursday arrested a Juárez man accused of killing a rival gang member in a fight over a bicycle four years ago, officials said.
In the fight against Chicago's gang and drug problem Chicago Police patrol the streets 24/7.
NYPD is watching Facebook to fight gang bloodshed .
Facebook is latest tool in NYPD's fight against gang bloodshed .
NYPD is closely monitoring Facebook, social media to fight gang bloodshed .
NYPD is monitoring Facebook to fight gang bloodshed .
Chicago mentor fights gang violence with wrenches.
Chicago mentor fights gang violence with wrenches.
Fighting to survive in the city, Mwas strikes up an unlikely friendship with a gang leader who introduces him to a world of theft and violence.
Two men were stabbed Saturday in what appeared to be a gang fight in Delhi , according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.
2 men arrested in gang-related fight at Dundalk flea market .
Rumors surfaced at the time concerning a fight brewing between two rival gangs on the Oakley, California campus.
Gang of 8' Fights Fiscal Cliff, Debt in Private .
How the US Military Recruited Neo-Nazis, Gang Members, and Criminals to Fight the War on Terror.
WASHINGTON — Although a new tool in the federal government's fight against the violent gang MS-13 may help curb the growing problem in Maryland, local officials say state laws aren't so effective.
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