Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

gank - definition and synonyms

Close
What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

verb
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    to steal something (maybe from grab and yank)

    I ganked a Gore Vidal book from a dj booth once and never read it.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 16/10/2012
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    to kill another player in an online game when this is done by a group of players (maybe from gang kill)

    With WTZ, you can't be ganked arriving at a gate.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 16/10/2012
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    3
    to jump someone, or take them by surprise

    Let's gank them!

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 16/10/2012
BuzzWord

hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play