1. [late 19C–1940s] (also beer-tank) a drinker, a drunkard; also an eater (see cit. 1930).
2. see tank town n. (1)
3. [late 19C-1940s] (Aus./US) a pint of beer [? influenced by SE tankard].
1. to surrender, to give up, esp. when such a surrender is by no means necessary.
2. to collapse, to go badly wrong.
[1900s] (Aus.) drunk.
SE in slang uses
see tank town n.
see separate entries.
[late 19C] (US) to become drunk.
[1940s] (US black) to drive a car very fast.