The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1.1(of criminals)banda femininepandilla feminine
- Former military figures have been implicated in drug trafficking and kidnappings by organized criminal gangs.
- In its most dangerous form, it can include the organized activities of predator gangs, criminal groups, and drug trafficking networks.
- They are often suspected of being criminals from organized gangs.
- That is why Labour is going to introduce ID cards to boost our efforts in tackling the organised criminal gangs who traffic illegal immigrants, drugs and money into our communities.
- Organised criminal gangs using JCBs are raiding Scotland's wild plants, making tens of thousands of pounds a time.
- The problem, he said, is a Europe-wide one, with organised criminal gangs stealing up to £10 billion worth of goods each year.
- The documents contained sensitive information on informants, north west criminal gangs and even bank accounts detailing payments for information.
- That clearly demonstrates to me that there is scope for changing the legislation and looking at civil forfeiture as a way of bringing more assets in from organised criminal gangs.
- The more established parts of organised criminal gangs seek to make investments in the ‘legitimate’ economy, by buying companies or real estate.
- Authorities believe criminal gangs and paramilitary organisations are making hundreds of millions of euro every year from a range of criminal activity.
- Credit and debit card fraud has increased by 53% during the past two years, with organised criminal gangs being blamed for the rise.
- She added that most vulnerable residents of the city have become the prey of organised and powerful criminal gangs.
- Organised criminal gangs, using highly sophisticated techniques, are often behind them.
- We have been very weak in how we deal with gangs and criminal organisations in this country.
- The police will be taking a hard look at organised criminal gangs operating in the city.
- Criminal gangs use the information you enter to empty your bank account or spend on your credit card.
- After becoming an expert pickpocket he organizes a gang of thieves, whose goods he receives and sells at huge profit to himself.
- Many of the ingredients of the original are present and correct: a gang of cool criminals; a daring bullion heist; and a sleek fleet of Minis as getaway cars.
- Basingstoke police are hunting a gang of criminals believed to be behind a string of burglaries where elderly people's homes have been targeted.
- In an attempt to come up with the cash, they formulate a plan to rob a ragtag gang of criminals who are planning a heist.
1.2(of youths)pandilla feminine
- He goes from James Brown to Philip Glass In The Commitments, I decided I wanted to bring a gang of young people together.
- Pulling out of Queen's Park, heading towards Maida Vale through the smart terraces, it was all very nice, until at the Harrow Road a big gang of bus enthusiasts came on.
- He was worried about the availability of toilet facilities and electricity for the gang.
- Soon enough, the gang is all together and they're playing a game of high stakes poker.
- The next day, the gang got together at the mall like we always did.
- It was going to be the first time the gang had all been together since the last day of school.
- Suddenly it's next December 31, and the gang's all together again to ring in another year.
- That night the whole gang got together to celebrate the beginning of a new family.
- Let's get the rest of the gang together and hang out at the canteen.
1.3(of workmen)cuadrilla feminine
- This shopkeeper takes me to see a former government official who was tasked with beating tribals used for road gangs in the Karen state, in far eastern Burma.
- After a spell on the road gangs, some thirty more were sent for several years to the coal mines at Newcastle, reopened for them.
- The road gang's contract was abruptly cancelled as Arthur's Pass became the preferred route through to the coast.
- Prior to 1927, when county convict road gangs were sometimes used by the SHC, there is no explicit mention of the race of convict laborers.
- The number of convicts used in road gangs in Alabama increased rapidly in the late 1940s as demobilization increased the population of young men.
- Despite the proven utility of convict road gangs for construction work, the postwar trend was definitely headed in the direction of maintenance work.
- By the 1960s SHD enthusiasm for using convict road gangs was apparently in decline as the system dwindled away to a remnant.
- Men worked on road gangs, though before long labour shortages led Ottawa to encourage them to move eastwards to Central Canadian manufacturing plants.
- The reappearance of road gangs in Alabama revived painful images of the state and the South as a backward and racist region.
- The majority of the county convicts placed in state custody were put to work on prison farms rather than on road gangs.
- He seems to have worked on road gangs for a time and in a shoe repair factory before rheumatism forced him to quit.
- The prison warden declared that he was a ‘trusty’ and had served on the road gang without trouble.
- He had the pleasure of working with rail gangs under the supervision of three locals, all now long retired.
- Trading standards officials in North Yorkshire are warning householders about teams of itinerant asphalt-laying gangs operating in the county.
- At the age of 11, he paid the taxes on that farm by working on the county road gang.
- African male slaves described as being from the same ‘nation’ in Africa often labored together in work gangs.
- Some were lynched and many others brought before the courts where they were convicted and sentenced to long terms working on county chain and highway gangs.
- For the next six months he and a gang of voluntary workers worked night after night to transform the vacant site into the first Celtic Park.
- The planners and tunnel gangs had done their job with impressive skill.
- Several years later the state attempted to make the road gangs all black again.
1.4(of children)pandilla femininepanda feminine
1.5informal (clique)grupo masculinethe same old gang running things — el grupito de siempre dirigiendo el cotarro informal
2(of tools)juego masculine
- I've currently got a three gang switch which I'm taking one light off of and moving to a separate switch.
3US informal(large number)montón masculine informalpila feminine informal
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