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Pronunciation: /tæŋk/

Translation of tank in Spanish:


  • 1 (for liquid, gas) depósito (masculine), tanque (masculine); (on trucks, rail wagons etc) cisterna (feminine) fermentation tanks cubas (feminine plural) de fermentación developing tank [Photography/Fotografía] cubeta (feminine) de revelado [Cars/Automovilismo] tanque (masculine), depósito (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 [Military/Militar] tanque (masculine), carro (masculine) de combate
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], [stock market] venirse* abajo; [movie/show] fracasar estrepitosamente

Phrasal verbs

tank up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
1.1 (with fuel) llenar el tanque, repostar 1.2 (with alcohol) [colloquial/familiar] tomarse unas cuantas [colloquial/familiar]

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