Definition Of tank


a cell in a police station or jail.

I got thrown in once when I was underage, not to eventful though...tried to get a cop to drive me home, he said sure and drove me straight to the tank .

a heavy armored fighting vehicle carrying guns and moving on a continuous articulated metal track.

There is no doubt we have the finest tanks and infantry fighting vehicles in the world.

a large receptacle or storage chamber, especially for liquid or gas.

Only two tonnes of liquid chlorine spilt from a storage tank after an equipment failure, but it was enough to cause plenty of drama.

fail completely, especially at great financial cost.

I know a great deal about movies - what's tanking , what's opened wide, what's in turnaround, what the buzz is.

fill the tank of a vehicle with fuel.

the cars stopped to tank up

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Example Of tank

  • "Let's go down to the town, tank the car up, get some flowers for your mother, and have lunch in MacDonald's".

  • A fish tank bubbled quietly next to the sliding glass doors which looked out upon the lake.

  • After spinning out in Saturday's qualifying, he would have started in the back of the pack anyway, so his team gave his car a fresh engine and a full tank of fuel as soon as the race started.

  • After wiping mud from the fish she put it on its side in a tank of water and soon enough it was swimming around.

  • And don't refrain from telling your friends: Among drunks, the real ones anyway, a night in the tank is a very large feather in the drinking cap.

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