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tailgate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Motor vehicles
tailgatetail‧gate1 /ˈteɪlɡeɪt/ noun [countable] American English  1 TTCa door at the back of a truck or car that opens out and down2 a tailgate party
Examples from the Corpus
tailgateBut the reed-slayers declared victory Sunday with a tailgate party celebrating the removal of an estimated 165 tons of the plant.Players sneak bratwurst from fans at tailgate parties.I stayed after hours doing murals on tailgates.He crashed into the tailgate just as Mr Linley crashed into the back of the cab.Tommy shot the bolts on the tailgate and let it drop.In the front, on another video screen, three well-built specimens cavorted on the tailgate of a pickup truck.At five o'clock the phone set on the tailgate of the Range Rover trilled.
Related topics: Motor vehicles
tailgatetailgate2 verb [intransitive, transitive]  TTCFOLLOWto drive too closely to the vehicle in front of you
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tailgate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytailgate
he, she, ittailgates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytailgated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tailgated
he, she, ithas tailgated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tailgated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tailgate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tailgated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tailgating
he, she, itis tailgating
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you, we, theyare tailgating
Past
I, he, she, itwas tailgating
you, we, theywere tailgating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tailgating
he, she, ithas been tailgating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tailgating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tailgating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tailgating
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