tank
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tank(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (container)
a. el tanque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That giant tank in the distance holds potable water for the whole town.Ese tanque gigante a la distancia contiene agua potable para todo el pueblo.
b. el depósito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She forgot to fill the gas tank, and we got stranded on the highway when it went empty.Se olvidó de llenar el depósito de gasolina y nos quedamos tirados en la carretera cuando se vació.
c. la cisterna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The tank has enough water for all the villages in the region.La cisterna tiene agua suficiente para todos los pueblos de la zona.
2. (military)
a. el tanque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The soldiers razed their enemies' villages with tanks.Los soldados arrasaron los pueblos de sus enemigos con tanques.
b. el carro de combate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The army has developed a tank that can withstand the blast of a short-ranged missile.El ejército ha desarrollado un carro de combate que puede aguantar la explosión de un misil de corto alcance.
3. (quantity)
a. el depósito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Could you fill my car with a tank of gas before you return it?¿Podrías llenar mi carro con un depósito de gasolina antes de devolvérmelo?
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(prison)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la cárcel
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He spent the night in the tank for driving under the influence of alcohol.Pasó la noche en la cárcel por manejar bajo los efectos del alcohol.
b. la cana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Can you take the blame? My mother will kill me if she has to get me from the tank tomorrow morning.¿Puedes asumir la culpa? Mi madre me va a matar si tiene que recogerme de la cana mañana por la mañana.
c. la chirona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
They put him in the tank for streaking during the soccer game.Lo pusieron en chirona por correr desnudo durante el partido de fútbol.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to do badly)
a. fracasar
The movie tanked at the box office because of its blatantly racist themes and poor attempts at satire.La película fracasó en las taquillas por sus temas flagrantemente racistas y sus intentos malos de sátira.
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tank
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (container)
a. el depósito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (on truck, train)
a. la cisterna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (military)
a. el tanque m, carro de combate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
tank topchaleco m de lana
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tank [tæŋk]
noun
1 (container) (for liquid) tanque (m); depósito (m)
the cold-water tank is in the attic tanks for storing oil
(large) cisterna (f); (Aut) depósito (m); (Esp) tanque (m); especially (LAm)
fuel tank depósito (m) (de combustible); fish tank acuario (m); petrol or gas tank (US) depósito (m) (de gasolina); water tank (for village, in house) depósito (m) de agua; (on lorry) cisterna (f)
2 (also tankful) (quantity) depósito (m)
do you think we can get to Paris on one tank of petrol? it will go over 500 miles on a single tank of fuel
3 (Mil) tanque (m); carro (m) (de combate)
4 (Fot) (also developing tank) cubeta (f) de revelado
5 (also swimming tank) (US) piscina (f); alberca (f); (Méx) pileta (f) (de natación); (S. Cone)
6 (US) (jail) cárcel (f); chirona (f) (informal); (Esp)
modifier
tank car (n) (US) vagón (m) cisterna
tank engine (n) locomotora (f) ténder
tank top (n) chaleco (m) cerrado
tank wagon (n) (Ferro) vagón (m) cisterna; (Aut) camión (m) cisterna
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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