n. A natural pool or pond; a 'stank'.
n. An artificial receptacle, usually rectangular or cylindrical and often of plate-iron, used for storing water, oil, or other liquids in large quantities. Also spec. a water receptacle (with transparent sides) in which to keep fish; an aquarium.
n. The fuel container of a motor vehicle.
n. Short for tank-engine.
n. U.S. slang. A cell in a police station, spec. one in which several prisoners (esp. drunks) are held.
n. The wild carrot; according to Gerarde, the wild parsnip.
n. Erroneously shortened from copped tank: see copintank n..
n. 'A blow, a knock' (E.D.D.).
n. An armoured military vehicle moving on a tracked carriage and mounted with a gun, designed for use in rough terrain.
n. In pl., ellipt. for Tank Corps.
n. The amount held by a drinking-vessel; hence loosely, a drink (usu. of beer).
v. trans. To lift or measure in a tank.
v. To store or preserve in a tank. Also, to put into a tank.
v. To treat in a tank or tanks.
v. To immerse in a tank; to duck.
v. intr. for refl. To fill oneself with drink, to drink heavily.
v. trans. To fill the tank of (a vehicle) with fuel; to refuel.
v. In Lawn Tennis, to lose or fail to finish a match deliberately; to default.
v. To proceed or make one's way in a tank.
v. To defeat convincingly, to beat, thrash, or overwhelm.