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  • IPA(key): /tɹæŋk/
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  • Rhymes: -æŋk


tranq (plural tranqs)

  1. (slang) Clipping of tranquilizer.
    • 1982, Sue Grafton, A is for Alibi:
      "I gave her a tranq," he said with anguish. "She asked for one and I found this bottle in the medicine cabinet and gave it to her."
    • 1992, Sisters of Mercy, Alice (song):
      She needs you like she needs her tranqs / To tell her that the world is clean.
  2. (slang) The veterinary analgesic drug xylazine, used as a street drug

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tranq (third-person singular simple present tranqs, present participle tranqing, simple past and past participle tranqed)

  1. (slang, transitive) Clipping of tranquilize..
    • 2007, Michele LeBlanc, Belt Buckles and Pajamas, page 65:
      He was about to stand up and start on another rant, which only would have led to Sam tranqing him.
    • 2008, Charlotte Boyett-Compo, In the Arms of the Wind, page 144:
      He fumbled at the dart but the needle was barbed and wouldn't come out. His fingers slid from it as a powerful numbness began to creep over his extremities. “Got him!” the man who had tranqed him shouted to his buddies.
  2. To use tranq