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    fill up the tank

    As I understood, the phrase "fill up the tank" means filling up the gas tank of the car. Are there other meanings? Is it also an idiom or slang?

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    Re: fill up the tank

    I'm not a teacher...

    I have heard atheletes use this phrase to mean eat/drink - especially energy bars and fluid replenishment. Such usage would most certainly be slang.

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    Exclamation Re: fill up the tank

    Quote Originally Posted by njt2009 View Post
    As I understood, the phrase "fill up the tank" means filling up the gas tank of the car. Are there other meanings? Is it also an idiom or slang?
    Fill up is a phrasal verb meaning: to fill something completely, it may be a petrol tank or glass or anything else. As:

    I poured drinks into his glass and then filled up mine.
    Her eyes were filled up with tears on hearing the news.
    Don't fill yourself up with cookies.(Used separately)

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