tank

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noun
1 container
ADJECTIVE
empty, full
glass, steel
4-foot, 50-gallon, 80-litre/80-liter, etc.
fuel, oil, oxygen, water

the hot and cold water tanks

gas, gasoline (AmE), petrol (BrE), propane (esp. AmE) (In the US, gas tank usually refers to the part of a car or motorbike that contains petrol/gasoline. In the UK, it refers to a container for a gas.)
holding, storage

a water storage tank

main
septic
fish
VERB + TANK
fill, refill
drain, empty
puncture, rupture

The truck crashed into a wall and ruptured a fuel tank.

clean, clean out

I cleaned out the fish tank today.

TANK + VERB
contain sth
PREPOSITION
in a/the tank, into a/the tank

Put a little fish food into the tank.

tank of

a full tank of petrol (BrE)

a full tank of gasoline/gas (AmE)

2 military vehicle
ADJECTIVE
armoured/armored, army, battle
VERB + TANK
climb into, get into
drive
employ, use

an analysis of how tanks were employed on the battlefield

destroy
TANK + VERB
roll

Tanks rolled in to end the siege.

advance, attack
fire
TANK + NOUN
battalion, company (esp. AmE), corps, platoon (AmE), regiment (esp. BrE)
commander, crew
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verb
Tank is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑market

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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