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Definition of tailgate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tailgate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈteɪlɡeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlɡeɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tailgate
    BrE BrE//ˈteɪlɡeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlɡeɪt//
     
    he / she / it tailgates
    BrE BrE//ˈteɪlɡeɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlɡeɪts//
     
    past simple tailgated
    BrE BrE//ˈteɪlɡeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlɡeɪtɪd//
     
    past participle tailgated
    BrE BrE//ˈteɪlɡeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlɡeɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form tailgating
    BrE BrE//ˈteɪlɡeɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪlɡeɪtɪŋ//
     
    Driving
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] tailgate (somebody/something) (informal, especially North American English) to drive too closely behind another vehicle See related entries: Driving
  2. 2[intransitive] (North American English) to eat food and drinks outdoors, served from the tailgate of a car
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tailgate

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