tank

tank
tank1 W2S2 [tæŋk] n
flipper, ↑knife, ↑tank, ↑wetsuit
[Date: 1600-1700; : Portuguese; Origin: tanque 'pool']
1.) a large container for storing liquid or gas
The water tank is leaking.
Somehow the chemical got from a storage tank into water supplies.
fish/marine/breeding tank
(=for keeping or breeding fish in)
the plane's fuel tank
petrol tank
BrE gas tank
AmE
2.) also tankful
the amount of liquid or gas held in a tank
We set off next day on a full tank.
tank of
a tankful of petrol
3.) a heavy military vehicle that has a large gun and runs on two metal belts fitted over its wheels
4.) a large artificial pool for storing water
5.) in the tank
AmE informal failing and losing money
be/go in the tank
Sales can't keep going up, but that doesn't mean the industry is going in the tank.
tank 2
tank2 v
1.)
to decrease quickly or be very unsuccessful
Not long after the chairman resigned, shares in the company tanked.
2.) [I] [i]BrE informal to travel very fast in a car or vehicle
3.) also tank it [T]
to deliberately lose a sports game that you could have won
tank up phr v
especially AmE to put petrol in your car so that the tank is full

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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