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gank (third-person singular simple present ganks, present participle ganking, simple past and past participle ganked)

  1. (transitive, slang) To swindle.
    • 1989, The Beastie Boys in "Car Thief" from the album Paul's Boutique
      Then I met this girl she tried to gank me / So I smacked her in the booty with M.C. Plank Bee
    • 2001, Delphine Jamet, Street Kid in the City [1]
      Jay was ganked (mugged) for $55 by some Noongar boys when Brad told them he had a lot of money on him.
    • 2004, Mike Sager, Scary Monsters and Super Freaks: Stories of Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll and Murder Page 135
      Just as Eazy had robbed Lonzo at Crew Cut Records, Suge and Dre had now ganked Eazy. This time, however, there was a slight problem.
    • 2004, U.S. Congress Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Combating Gang Violence in America Page 28
      And in the old days, you know, if you ganked a drug dealer, they would beat you senseless.
  2. (transitive, slang) To steal.
    • 2002, A. K. Stanfield, Zen Smoking: A Mock Epic with Stock Characters Page 261
      “I ganked these from the Major's house last night,” I explained, reaching into the backpack to withdraw the two books.
    • 2006, N. Frank Daniels, Futureproof Page 206
      It was one of the syringes Splinter ganked from the hospital the other day when he was in there for chest pains.
  3. (transitive, Internet, online gaming, slang) To kill, ambush, or defeat with little effort; used in online games.
    Our group totally ganked this guy.
    I hate it when corpse-campers gank me over and over again.

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EtymologyEdit

From German Gang

NounEdit

gank m

  1. (Kajkavian) passage
  2. (Kajkavian) hall, hallway, corridor

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