There are 2 translations of tank in Spanish:

tank1

Pronunciation: /tæŋk/

n

  • 1 (for liquid, gas) depósito (m), tanque (m); (on trucks, rail wagons etc) cisterna (f) fermentation tanks cubas (fpl) de fermentación developing tank [Phot] cubeta (f) de revelado fish tank pecera (f) fuel tank depósito (m) del combustible [Auto] tanque (m), depósito (m)
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    • Only two tonnes of liquid chlorine spilt from a storage tank after an equipment failure, but it was enough to cause plenty of drama.
    • The protest forced the field to halt production in order to prevent its 2,000-barrel storage tanks from overflowing.
    • Moreover, much of the water supply is deliberately contaminated by willful destruction of sewers, water pipes and storage tanks.
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    • The fuel tank still contained gasoline and the majority of rubber hoses and other rubber items were in such condition that they could be reused if wanted.
    • With a full tank of fuel, the weight bias shifts rearwards slightly, which helps traction, as does the standard limited slip differential.
    • Fuel tanks could be considered the container of the lifeblood of your Mazda.
  • 2 [Mil] tanque (m), carro (m) de combate
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    • There is no doubt we have the finest tanks and infantry fighting vehicles in the world.
    • Among the advantages, few of the Army's tanks and armored fighting vehicles were lost to enemy action, and in most cases, their crews survived.
    • Other reports indicated that hundreds of people were being indiscriminately mowed down by tanks and armoured vehicles in various suburbs.
  • 3 (jail) (AmE) [slang/argot], cárcel (f), cana (f) (AmS) [argot/slang], chirona (f) (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], tanque (m) or tambo (m) (Méx) [familiar/colloquial], guandoca (f) (Col) [familiar/colloquial]
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    • I got thrown in once when I was underage, not to eventful though...tried to get a cop to drive me home, he said sure and drove me straight to the tank.
    • And don't refrain from telling your friends: Among drunks, the real ones anyway, a night in the tank is a very large feather in the drinking cap.
    • Get thrown in the tank and they let me out at 6am and give me back my shoe laces and bifocal sunglasses I don't even remember them and just kind of smiled when the girl was emptying the bag.

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f
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Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

There are 2 translations of tank in Spanish:

tank2

vi

  • (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], [stock market] venirse* abajo; [movie/show] fracasar estrepitosamente
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    • ‘This will result in either people staying in and drinking or getting tanked up before they go out,’ he said.
    • "They're getting tanked up on those alcopop drinks and by the time it comes to midnight they're all over the place," he said.
    • Perhaps alcohol consumption would be more responsible if fans could drink at grounds rather than feeling the need to get tanked up before the game.
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    • I know a great deal about movies - what's tanking, what's opened wide, what's in turnaround, what the buzz is.
    • For a movie that was so different, it should surprise no one that the movie tanked at the box office and was generally reviled by the critical press.
    • As the rest of Asia's economies tanked during the financial crisis that began in 1997, Taiwan remained afloat.
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    • Unless you'd rather believe that the Yankee hitters all hate him and are tanking deliberately in games when he starts.
    • The team begins this season with a thrilling comeback against Washington State, then tanks the next three games.
    • People who accuse teams of tanking it in order to get a higher draft pick don't understand the mentality that is prevalent in the National Football League.
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    • That must have been such a shaming thing to go back up to Manchester with: 6-3 by a team with the tiniest ground in the world and we tanked them.
    • By the brutal code of Hollywood, if your big-budget television series isn't tanking the opposition after the first five episodes, it risks being binned.
    • Do you see those guys really tanking him in 2004?

Phrasal verbs

tank up

v + adv
1.1 (with fuel) llenar el tanque, repostar 1.2 (with alcohol) [colloquial/familiar] tomarse unas cuantas [familiar/colloquial]

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.