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gatecrash

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈɡeɪt.kræʃ/ informal us  
to go to a party or other event when you have not been invited: He decided to gatecrash the wedding.
gatecrasher
noun [C] uk   /r/ us    //
The party was ruined by a couple of rowdy gatecrashers.
Translations of “gatecrash”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不請自來, 擅自參加…
in Russian приходить незваным…
in Turkish bir davete/partiye davetsizce katılmak/gitmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不请自到, 擅自参加…
in Polish wpraszać się…
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