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tailgate

verb [I/T]  /ˈteɪlˌɡeɪt/ us  

tailgate verb [I/T] (DRIVE CLOSE)

to follow very closely behind another vehicle

tailgate

noun [C]  /ˈteɪlˌɡeɪt/ us  

tailgate noun [C] (CAR DOOR)

a door at the back of a vehicle that opens down for loading
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