tank

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Noun[change]

Singular
tank

Plural
tanks

  1. (countable) A tank is a large, strong container for gas or liquid.
    The gas stove was connected to a propane tank.
    When the house needs heat, hot water from the storage tank is transferred to the house.
    The firefighter was in full gear: helmet, flashlight, oxygen tank strapped across his back.
    The fuel tank holds 40 litres.
    The most common sources of groundwater pollution are leaking underground storage tanks.
    She was pumping gas into the tank of her 1977 Ford LTD.
    There was a large fish tank in which a few small orange fish were swimming.
    A notebook and pen lie on top of the toilet tank.
    I returned the car to her with an empty tank.
  2. (countable) A tank is a large metal vehicle with a gun that runs on tracks.
    They do not have heavy weapons such as tanks and armored vehicles.
    1968 was the year Soviet tanks rolled into Prague.
  3. (countable) The tank is a room, usually in a police station, for keeping people locked up.
    The police threw him in the holding tank with us.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
tank

Third-person singular
tanks

Past tense
tanked

Past participle
tanked

Present participle
tanking

  1. (intransitive) If something tanks, it gets worse quickly.