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[ tangkt ]


  1. put or stored in a tank.
  2. Also tanked up. Slang. drunk.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tanked1

First recorded in 1895–1900; tank + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

Indeed, my afternoon mental focus after a run was about 11% higher, compared to a healthy lunch that tanked my mind by about 9%.

Last month Cloud Atlas, her most recent film, tanked at the box office.

Unless you're super rich, but even then you lost millions when the market tanked under him.

After Rollerball tanked, things hit a snag for Klein, resulting in a two-year gap in his acting resume from 2003-05.

He tanked with right-wing voters because he made the fatal error of showing some humanity to the children of illegal immigrants.

These are thoroly mixed and then filtered under pressure and tanked and aged.

Tell you the truth, I was pretty well tanked up or I wouldn't of done it.

After storing several years it is known commercially as “tanked oil,” and has a high value in varnish-making.

In the ordinary morning ablutions they tanked without suffocating.

They tanked her cruel they did, and kept her under water till she was nigh gone.


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