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tailgatenoun [C]

uk   /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪt/ us   /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪt/ US

tailgateverb

uk   /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪt/ us   /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪt/
tailgating
noun [U] uk   /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪ.tɪŋ/ us   /ˈteɪl.ɡeɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
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tailgateverb [I/T]

us   /ˈteɪlˌɡeɪt/
  • tailgate verb [I/T] (DRIVE CLOSE)

to follow very closely behind another vehicle

tailgatenoun [C]

us   /ˈteɪlˌɡeɪt/
  • tailgate noun [C] (CAR DOOR)

a door at the back of a vehicle that opens down for loading
(Definition of tailgate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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