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In the ordinary morning ablutions they tanked without suffocating.

They tanked her cruel they did, and kept her under water till she was nigh gone.

She visited the tanked one, found her in a cold room after it, shivering like ague, and her teeth chattering.

He never could imbibe enough and, when tanked full, contentedly resigned to her the right to rule.

The substance of her answer was, that she could do everything under the sun, provided she were not “tanked” after.

These are thoroly mixed and then filtered under pressure and tanked and aged.

After storing several years it is known commercially as “tanked oil,” and has a high value in varnish-making.

WORD ORIGIN

"to lose or fail," 1976, originally in tennis jargon, but said there to be from boxing, from tank (n.) in some sense. Related: Tanked; tanking. Adjective tanked "drunk" is from 1893.

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