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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishIrangateI‧ran‧gate /ɪˈrɑːnɡeɪt, ɪˈræn-/, the Iran-Contra Affair  a political scandal in 1987, when it was discovered that members of President reagan's government had sold weapons to Iran in exchange for the return of US hostages (=people kept as prisoners by an enemy), and had then used the profits to support the Contras, an unofficial army that was fighting the government in Nicaragua
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