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Definition of tank verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tank
    he / she / it tanks
    past simple tanked
    -ing form tanking
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a company or a product) to fail completely The company's shares tanked on Wall Street.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] tank (something) (sport) to lose a game, especially deliberately She was accused of tanking the match.
  3. Phrasal Verbstank (something) up
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tank