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English noun: tailgate

1. tailgate (artifact) a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading


Broader (hypernym)gate

Part meronymbeach waggon, beach wagon, estate car, motortruck, station waggon, station wagon, truck, waggon, wagon

English verb: tailgate

1. tailgate (motion) follow at a dangerously close distance

SamplesIt is dangerous to tailgate another vehicle.

ExamplesThese cars won't tailgate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)follow

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