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It is a word commonly used in online video games, usualy used in an MMORPG. Ganking is the process in which a group of charecters gang up on one or more players that do not have a chance to defend themselves, Or when one high level player does the same action to a player way below his or her own level
ROFL guys I was just Ganking these level 20 Horde players
by James Haag March 06, 2005
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To kill,steal,beat,grab and yank.
1. The words grab and yank mushed together to make ganking.
2.To repeatedly kill a virtual game character after they get resurrected aka spawn rape in WoW.
3. Group of thugs or gangsters beat and steal your money.
by kuh-rissie December 21, 2008
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Oh my God, they are ganking us! It's an ambush !
by Quetzacotl November 22, 2007
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TL;DR for both cases - Easily killing an enemy.

In MMORPG's: To attack a lone member of the enemy team with many people via gang rape; To be a high level character and 1v1 someone that's a very low level and has no chance of winning or even significantly harming the aggressor.

In MOBA's: To secure an easy kill by way of abilities that allow the aggressor to close in on an enemy or cause a high amount of damage in a short amount of time, or both, whilst the victim is out of place. AKA to come up and have suprise anal with that retarded tank who's overextended and isolated on midlane.
Elitist Noob Tank: This fucking Khaimera keeps ganking me, gankers are basically just playing on easy mode, tanks actually take skill.
Ganker: Lmao don't step out of line then fucknut, you're an easy pick.
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Incorrectly used word in warcraft (Dota, WoW). Noobs mistakingly think infinite form of gang=ganking. Some even use the word "gank" itself even though the word gank means either to steal or to hurt one's feelings according to dictionary.com
N00b_Sux0r: "these guys are gay, they keep ganking me. "
Me: wtf is "ganking"? you mean "ganging"?
N00b_Sux0r: yeah, whatever. Doesn't matter, someone set us up the bomb.
by Thiago Santos January 09, 2006
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An imaginary means of killing someone 'unfairly' in WoW.

Ganking, by definition of the game is quite impossible, because killing people of the enemy faction in any way, even if looked down upon is the object of the game.

If ganking wasn't the intention of the developers, it would be taken out. Plain and simple.
-'Can you help me? This level 60 is ganking me!'

-'No, because that's what he's supposed to do'

-'I don't understand!'
by Laminator March 08, 2005
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In WoW, I believe Ganking as a group of Horde/Alliance killing someone, since it's the only way to kill them, in a metephoric way of speaking.

And if someone 'ganks' you after respawning at your corpse, that's not the right term, the correct term is 'spawn rape'...Thanks
Person 1: Those damn horde keep ganking me!
Person 2: Well, I believe it's the only way to kill you.

Seeing as you may be a valuble threat to most people, they need to gank you inorder to kill you.
by Crazey June 11, 2006
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