In dotA, using your hero to absorb enemy damage.

Effective when pushing, a tanker can absorb large amounts of damage while the rest of the team can focus on killing the enemy heroes.
Pudge: Look at the lvl 1 fv tanking those creeps. What a nub.
Faceless Void: stfu fattie, b0w dwn! 11! one!

later...

Faceless Void: 1 HoT and 2 Butterflies. I'm a tank.
Pudge: I'm so damn fat.
af jschmidty89 20. januar 2008
When its a race to get to the bathroom after your stomach has been hurting so bad and taking the biggest shit possible.
Dude: O MY GOD IM GOING TO TANK !!!!
*he runs to the bathroom*
Dude2: O my god hes tanking in my bathroon ....
af Mark-Shadows 30. oktober 2009
(Australia)
This refers to a player in a computer game that is gaining excess hitpoints and armour, thereby being more difficult to eliminate by his/her enemies
I don't want to fight with my character yet. I would be tanking my hero instead
af Hungynguyen 22. januar 2008
to be physically abused or beaten.
"her ma gave her a right tanking when she got home"

"i tanked that bitch"
af gemma the llama 20. januar 2008
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