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tanknoun [C]

uk   us   /tæŋk/

tank noun [C] (CONTAINER)

C2 a container that holds liquid or gas: a water tank a fuel/petrol tank
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tank noun [C] (VEHICLE)

C1 a large military fighting vehicle designed to protect those inside it from attack, driven by wheels that turn inside moving metal belts
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tank noun [C] (POOL)

Indian English an artificial pool or lake, especially a lake for supplying water to an area

tankverb [I]

uk   us   /tæŋk/ informal
to go down in price, value, etc., or to become less successful: The state was expecting an increase in tax revenues, but that was before the economy tanked. Car exports in the year to April tanked 23 percent.
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