tanked (up)
Adj. Drunk and in a state rowdiness. E.g."He was tanked up on strong cheap cider and looking for a fight." Early 1900s

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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-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… …   Contemporary slang

  • tanked up — adj Drunk, intoxicated. Guy was so tanked up last night that he couldn t find his way home. 1890s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • tanked up —    American drunk    Motoring imagery, which may owe something to the German tariken, to fill with fuel:     He got tanked up one night and stood on his chair and sang. (Theroux, 1973)    See also in the tank …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • tanked (up) — Adj. Drunk and in a state rowdiness. E.g. He was tanked up on strong cheap cider and looking for a fight. Early 1900s …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • 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 up — Go to tanked …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Tanked up — intoxicated, especially with beer …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • tanked up — Australian Slang intoxicated, especially with beer …   English dialects glossary

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