- 1[intransitive] (North American English) (of a company or a product) to fail completely The company's shares tanked on Wall Street.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] tank (something) (North American English, sport) to lose a game, especially deliberately She was accused of tanking the match. Word Origin early 17th cent.: perhaps from Gujarati tānkũ or Marathi (a language spoken in the western Indian state of Maharashtra) tānke͂
BrE BrE//tæŋk//; NAmE NAmE//tæŋk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tank
BrE BrE//tæŋk//; NAmE NAmE//tæŋk//he / she / it tanks
BrE BrE//tæŋks//; NAmE NAmE//tæŋks//past simple tanked
BrE BrE//tæŋkt//; NAmE NAmE//tæŋkt//past participle tanked
BrE BrE//tæŋkt//; NAmE NAmE//tæŋkt//-ing form tanking
BrE BrE//ˈtæŋkɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæŋkɪŋ//