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English definition of “gate”


noun [C] (PEOPLE)    /ɡeɪt/ UK informal
the number of people that go to see a sports event or other large event , or the amount of money people pay to see it: Gates at matches were lower than average last season .Spectators and commentators at sports events
(Definition of gate noun (PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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