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  • to overcome, to conquer.
    Dude, I totally tanked that quantum mechanics test.
    If used reflexively, may take on opposite meaning, as in:
    Dude, that quantum mechanics test has me so tanked.

    Last edited on Apr 07 2013. Submitted by Maxwell from VA, USA on Mar 20 1999.

  • go belly up, go bankrupt.
    His regime will tank soon.

    Last edited on Sep 17 2002. Submitted by Howard J. from Leesburg, VA, USA on Sep 17 2002.

  • came to an end
    His career tanked.

    Last edited on Mar 24 2003. Submitted by M. J. from Dallas, TX, USA on Mar 24 2003.

  • a person who goes for long periods at a time, such as perhaps a race.

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by Andrea Y. on Mar 31 2005.

  • being really good at something or really cool in some way shape or form.
    Jim: Yo, you wanna go play football later?

    Bob: Hell yeah I'm a fuckin' tank at football.

    Jim: I'm more tank than you, bitch.

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Charlie B. on Nov 19 2008.



verb - transitive

  • to cause something to fail.

    Citation from "The Best Christmas Story Never Told", American Dad! (TV), Season 2 Episode 9 (2006) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 03 2013.

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