Tanked



adjective
1.
put or stored in a tank.
2.
Also, tanked up. Slang. drunk.
noun
1.
a large receptacle, container, or structure for holding a liquid or gas:
tanks for storing oil.
2.
a natural or artificial pool, pond, or lake.
3.
Military. an armored, self-propelled combat vehicle, armed with cannon and machine guns and moving on a caterpillar tread.
4.
Slang. a prison cell or enclosure for more than one occupant, as for prisoners awaiting a hearing.
5.
tank top.
verb (used with object)
6.
to put or store in a tank.
verb (used without object)
7.
Slang. to do poorly or decline rapidly; fail:
The movie tanked at the box office.
Verb phrases
8.
tank up,

to fill the gas tank of an automobile or other motor vehicle.
Slang. to drink a great quantity of alcoholic beverage, especially to intoxication.

Idioms
9.
go in / into the tank, Boxing Slang. to go through the motions of a match but deliberately lose because of an illicit prearrangement or fix; throw a fight.
10.
in the tank, Slang.

failing, doing poorly, or declining:
His grades were in the tank last quarter.
favoring, colluding, or assisting in a partisan way (often followed by with or for):
The talk-show host was in the tank with the Green Party.

noun
1.
a large container or reservoir for the storage of liquids or gases: tanks for storing oil
2.

an armoured combat vehicle moving on tracks and armed with guns, etc, originally developed in World War I
(as modifier): a tank commander, a tank brigade

3.
(Brit & US, dialect) a reservoir, lake, or pond
4.
(photog)

a light-tight container inside which a film can be processed in daylight, the solutions and rinsing waters being poured in and out without light entering
any large dish or container used for processing a number of strips or sheets of film

5.
(slang, mainly US)

a jail
a jail cell

6.
Also called tankful. the quantity contained in a tank
7.
(Austral) a dam formed by excavation
verb
8.
(transitive) to put or keep in a tank
9.
(intransitive) to move like a tank, esp heavily and rapidly
10.
(slang) to defeat heavily
11.
(intransitive) (informal) to fail, esp commercially
tang out
tango

1. Same as down, used primarily by Unix hackers.
See also hosed.
2. Popularised as a synonym for “drunk” by Steve Dallas in the late lamented “Bloom County” comic strip.
[Jargon File]
(1995-02-28)
In addition to the idiom beginning with tank

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