tanked-up

adj
drunk. A common term since the turn of the 20th century; the shorter form is more recent. Tank up evokes the filling of a container or fuelling of a vehicle and parallels such expressions as loaded and canned.
► Man, she was, like, totally tanked last night.
► 'I'll do the washing-up tomorrow if I don't get too tanked-up tonight.' (Biff cartoon, Guardian, 1986)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • tanked up — (informal) Having drunk a large amount of alcohol • • • Main Entry: ↑tank * * * tanked up UK [ˌtæŋkt ˈʌp] US [tæŋkt ˈʌp] adjective british very informal extremely drunk Thesaurus: drunk …   Useful english dictionary

  • tanked up — BrE [tæŋkt] adj tanked AmE [not before noun] informal drunk ▪ He went down the pub and got tanked up …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tanked — ☆ tanked [taŋkt ] adj. Informal drunk: also tanked up …   English World dictionary

  • tanked — [ tæŋkt ] adjective AMERICAN VERY INFORMAL extremely drunk …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tanked — 1. AND tanked up mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ She was too tanked to drive. □ That old codger is really tanked. 2. mod. defeated; outscored. □ The team was tanked again 20 17. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • tanked — Doing very poorly. That new movie just tanked at the box office. How did you do on the test? Oh man, I just Tanked …   Dictionary of american slang

  • tanked — [[t]tæ̱ŋkt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If someone is tanked, or in British English tanked up, they are drunk. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • tanked up — also tanked, AmE adjective (not before noun) slang drunk: Jim gets really funny when he s tanked …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tanked — /tangkt/, adj. 1. put or stored in a tank. 2. Also, tanked up. Slang. drunk. [1895 1900; TANK + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • tanked — adj Drunk, intoxicated. Lloyd was so tanked he tied his shoes together and fell off the balcony. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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