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English definition of “tailgate”

tailgate

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪt/ mainly US disapproving us  
to drive too closely behind the vehicle in frontPursuingDriving and operating road vehiclesCloseness in distance and timeAbout to happen
tailgating
noun [U] uk   /-ɡeɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-ɡeɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
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