Translation of tank in Spanish:

tank

depósito, n.

Pronunciation /taŋk//tæŋk/

noun

  • 1

    (for liquid, gas)
    depósito masculine
    tanque masculine
    (on trucks, rail wagons etc) cisterna feminine
    fermentation tanks cubas de fermentación feminine
    • developing tank cubeta de revelado
    • Moreover, much of the water supply is deliberately contaminated by willful destruction of sewers, water pipes and storage tanks.
    • This is why drivers are asked to turn off their automobile engines, and not smoke, when filling fuel tanks with gasoline.
    • The toxic waste flooded footpaths, flowed through a forest and onto playing fields after the storage tank on the road overflowed.
    • The underground storage tanks for these chemicals (and you can be sure there were many in the Silicon Valley) sometimes leaked.
    • Storage tanks will also be built to treat stormwater.
    • This fitting design actually pressurizes the fuel tank and forces gasoline out of the fill pipe and it flows into the bilge.
    • Currently, the plant has two cream storage tanks and three raw milk storage tanks.
    • Fuel tanks could be considered the container of the lifeblood of your Mazda.
    • He notes, for example that there are additional opportunities for plastic fuel tanks.
    • With a full tank of fuel, the weight bias shifts rearwards slightly, which helps traction, as does the standard limited slip differential.
    • Self-sealing crashworthy fuel tanks have explosion suppression and non-return valves.
    • Probably the best system would have been to run them off natural gas and to have created storage tanks near the pumps in case the gas lines failed.
    • Sperm is traditionally stored in large liquid nitrogen tanks together with a protective chemical that must be removed before fertilisation.
    • But remember, a full tank of fuel costs £77 and lasts just over 300 miles.
    • As you can see from the figure below, the baffle extends to the top of the tank, and the liquid passes through holes below the water line.
    • In Atlanta, a retired attorney of impeccable reputation was arrested for trying to take photos of some storage tanks.
    • He had breached several conditions of his licence by failing to notify the Petroleum Licensing Authority of his intention to discontinue the use of petroleum spirit storage tanks.
    • There are temperature controlled fermenters and storage tanks, and good new oak barrels for maturation.
    • Only two tonnes of liquid chlorine spilt from a storage tank after an equipment failure, but it was enough to cause plenty of drama.
    • New emission limits will be imposed on the company when recycled liquid fuel is used and purpose-built secure on-site storage tanks will be used to store the fuel.
    • The protest forced the field to halt production in order to prevent its 2,000-barrel storage tanks from overflowing.
    • The fuel tank and exhaust pipe routing were modified slightly to accommodate the new subframe.
    • After spinning out in Saturday's qualifying, he would have started in the back of the pack anyway, so his team gave his car a fresh engine and a full tank of fuel as soon as the race started.
    • There are eight raw storage tanks plus an outdoor silo for all liquid ingredients, with capacity totaling 54,000 gallons.
    • In the aftermath of a collision cars with full fuel tanks tend to go up in flames killing the occupants who might have survived the collision.
    • In fact, the effective storage of most hydro tanks is about 18 percent of the total volume.
    • Then the airflow is diffused, only to be recompressed and diffused again as it moves along the underside of the car past the muffler and the fuel tank.
    • The car has been plagued by two recalls and at least six repair notices, ranging from faulty fuel tanks to seat belt flaws.
    • If so, he will not be as quick with a fuller tank of fuel come the first race.
    • With the boiler and storage tanks removed from the cinder block building, that seemed to be the best first place to look.
    • 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.
    • I get a free car for a week, brand spanking new, with that gorgeous new-car smell and most probably a full tank of petrol, to drive wherever I want?
    • Both plastic fuel tanks and plastic intake manifolds have experienced significant gains since 1995.
    • Fuel tanks in the racing cars are located to the left of the driver so a two-seat conversion requires it to be moved to the rear of the car - no small job.
    • A look at old race cars, with their exposed fuel tanks and absence of seatbelts, is a sobering reminder of just how vulnerable the drivers once were.
    • We understand that there is a gas leak and a possible shearing of an oil storage tank as well or a leak in a storage tank.
    • Its oil refinery and farms of storage tanks disburse petroleum products to much of South-East Asia.
    • The rainwater falling on the rooftop, which acts as the catchment area, is directed to the storage tank with the help of specially made channels using PVC pipes.
    • In rural areas, there are normally only a few service stations, so when travelling long distances, be sure to leave with a full tank of fuel.
    • The rear seat sat above the fuel tank, which was accessed via a filler door located low on the body side, just behind the driver's door.
  • 2

    Military
    tanque masculine
    carro de combate masculine
    • They fought tanks, armored personnel carriers, jets and precision munitions with Datsun pickups.
    • In short, tanks and troops alone will not win this struggle.
    • Correspondingly, would Rommel have achieved even greater success with his tactical genius and an endless supply of tanks and fuel?
    • There were tanks on both sides of the border and his regime imprisoned many Soviet sympathizers (real or just suspected).
    • The Marines have captured two bridges and moved hundreds of tanks, armoured vehicles, fuel trucks, Humvees and other military vehicles across them in the past few days.
    • My tanks reached the northern side of the bridge leading to Saigon.
    • Following its use as a storage site for tanks during the war, the road has been kept usable by constant patching up.
    • Other reports indicated that hundreds of people were being indiscriminately mowed down by tanks and armoured vehicles in various suburbs.
    • It was used in Baghdad last year to attack side streets where tanks were thought to be hiding.
    • First, the front warhead destroys the reactive armour and then the rear warhead has free passage to penetrate the main body armour of the tank.
    • In the late hours of 16 November tanks, armoured vehicles and elite army units started to move towards the city centre.
    • The mission of the aircraft is ground attack against tanks, armoured vehicles and installations, and close air support of ground forces.
    • There is no doubt we have the finest tanks and infantry fighting vehicles in the world.
    • Also for sale are evocative photographs of the Queen's Park works which was switched from making steam locomotives to producing tanks during the Second World War.
    • That night the cabinet rounded up the strike leaders and flooded Glasgow with tanks and trainloads of troops to break the strike.
    • Both tanks contained full combat loads of high explosive rounds, as well as .50 caliber and 7.62 rounds.
    • Within a week, Hitler had occupied the Sudetenland, and six months later German tanks rolled into Prague.
    • 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.
    • Sophisticated hardware including helicopters, tanks and armoured vehicles is often useless because it is an easy target for enemies.
    • The helicopters, accompanied by tanks and heavy Bradley fighting vehicles, arrived later than many expected.
  • 3US slang

    (jail)
    cárcel feminine
    cana feminine South America slang
    chirona feminine Spain informal
    tanque masculine Mexico informal
    tambo masculine Mexico informal
    guandoca feminine Colombia informal
    • And don't refrain from telling your friends: Among drunks, the real ones anyway, a night in the tank is a very large feather in the drinking cap.
    • I got thrown in once when I was underage, not to eventful though...tried to get a cop to drive me home, he said sure and drove me straight to the tank.
    • Get thrown in the tank and they let me out at 6am and give me back my shoe laces and bifocal sunglasses I don't even remember them and just kind of smiled when the girl was emptying the bag.

intransitive verb

US
informal

  • 1

    (stock market) venirse abajo
    (show/movie) fracasar estrepitosamente
    • Some of these workers lost tens of thousands of dollars, in addition to their jobs, when the stock tanked and the company went bankrupt.
    • I know a great deal about movies - what's tanking, what's opened wide, what's in turnaround, what the buzz is.
    • It has been widely reported that profits have tanked over the past two years for OEMs and large publicly traded parts suppliers.
    • Had the book tanked and gone the deep discount route of so many widely unwanted Canadian books, it would have seemed highly irregular for us to wonder why it had failed to connect with people.
    • The fact the film tanked at the box office is likely an indication it's out of its time, culturally speaking.
    • As the rest of Asia's economies tanked during the financial crisis that began in 1997, Taiwan remained afloat.
    • The reason you haven't heard of them is because they tanked at the box office.
    • Subsequently, the film tanked at the box office, proving that when terror is on the rise, folks don't want to spend nine dollars to watch even more realistic horror unfold in their local multiplex.
    • After a shaky second quarter, real gross domestic product entered the third quarter with a good head of steam even as the stock market was tanking.
    • While most of the recent rash of trashy comedies tanked at the box office, I would not be surprised if at least some made money anyways with such low budgets.
    • That's because it's easy to point to the organization if a project tanks or gets cut off because of a perceived security hole.
    • But, when the movie tanked, all bets for a sequel were off.
    • He was also a billionaire for a few months before the stock tanked.
    • After all, during the Gulf War, sales of large gas-consuming vehicles literally tanked.
    • After the music stopped and the stock tanked and they collapsed into bankruptcy, everyone on Wall Street pretended to be absolutely shocked that such a thing could happen.
    • But if the market continues to slide, the recession rears up, and Republican numbers keep tanking, it will take more than the gerrymanderer's art to keep him in control of the House.
    • As he points out, because of the market's gradual appreciation through the years – despite occasionally tanking as it did this spring – the longer the time horizon lower the variability of return on investment.
    • For a movie that was so different, it should surprise no one that the movie tanked at the box office and was generally reviled by the critical press.
    • Dot-coms may tank, but the empty offices they leave behind don't look quite as ugly.
    • The sense that a candidate is tanking - or on a roll - can make the difference between a potential donor making a contribution or keeping his checkbook in his pocket.