a gaming term that, in modern usage, means to kill another player in a way that can be considered harassing, trolling, or griefing.
Often, this activity occurs out in the persistent world, performed upon a player who is just minding his own business - often a player that is significantly weaker in power, and has no interest in a pvp contest. Often involves multiple people ganging up on one weaker player.
Not to be confused with ambushing or assassinating strategic targets in a structured pvp setting.
"There's a dick rogue in STV ganking lowbies, anybody wanna help?"
"Shit, I just got ganked outside the raid, gimme a minute guys"
"Oh man, I ganked this lowbie DK so hard that he jumped onto a level 1 alt, and now he's spamming at me! He's so pissed, LOL!"
To steal or take something that does not belong to you.
"i didnt have money so i ganked it"
1. vt. (Am. slang) To steal in a surreptitious or underhanded manner
2. vt. (O.L. slang) To gang up on and frag an opponent in an MPG
3. vt. (Am. H-Hop)Character assassination
1. People always gank my damn lighters!
2. The Blood Brotherhood ganked that PKer hardcore!
3. P-Diddy ain't got no street cred since J-Lo ganked him in Vibe last week.
When a group of people kill a single opponent in an MMORPG. Taken to abreviate a "gang kill".
We just ganked that bitch!
(Online, MMORPG usage)
1. To kill another player using a group of players
2. To kill another player using any means that places the played to be killed at a substantial disadvantage.
Widely popularised following the success of World of Warcraft
, the word "gank" comes from "gang kill", used in earlier MMORPG
s like Ultima Online
. A gang kill occurs when a group (or gang) of players attack a single one and kill him/her with relative ease.
The meaning has now extended to any player kill where the killed player had little chance to avoid death.
"I was ganked by a level 60 horde"
"You had no chance to avoid that rogue! Ganked!"
To take something for free, either with or without someone's permission.
Hey dude, can I gank one of your beers?
-Sure man, go ahead I got plenty.
Who the fuck ganked all my beers?
gank, v. to kill a monster
In the TV show universe of "Supernatural," demon hunters Sam and Dean Winchester often discuss how, when, and why to gank monsters.
Dean asked, "Sam, are we going to gank the vampires or share our feelings with them?"
(v) To Gank: The artistic stealing of an urban person's works. These arts incluse rap music lyrics, spray painted symbols on urban exteriors, and hoes
. But primarily spray painted symbols.
Brad: Wow! That's a really nice spray paint work, Chapelle!
Chapelle: Yup, took me four hours to make.
Brad: How about that? *smacks Chappele over the head with a baseball bat then signs his name on the artwork*
Ya'll just got ganked, bitch!
Tom: Hey Gary, those sure are some slick ass rap lyrics!
Gary: Yeah, I ganked em' off of some guy in accounting.
Tom: Pwnt lulz