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  1. tailgateverb

    To follow another person through access control on their access, rather than on one’s own credentials. Especially when entering a door controlled by a card reader.

    piggyback, draftVerb

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tailgate, tailboardverb

    a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading


  2. tailgateverb

    follow at a dangerously close distance

    "it is dangerous to tailgate another vehicle"

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  1. List of paraphrases for "tailgate":

    hatch, taillight

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  1. Brooks Dunn:

    I’d jump on the bike almost every concert and just go cruise through the parking lots to see what people are up to and there’s this huge tailgate party. It’s like a football game before people go in, they don’t just go in and sit in their seats for hours, there’s a lot of that kind of stuff in the book, too, so if you’re going to a football game or a concert or whatever, here’s some fun foods you can take with you to snack on.

  2. Ash Fulk:

    For me, I like bringing lamb out to tailgates, i think lamb grills out fast, it's delicious and it's a little different than your classic tailgate items. Skirt steak is also one of my personal favorites. You marinate it, throw it in a Ziploc bag, total ghetto style, and it cooks real fast.

  3. Rocki Hughes:

    We didn't find out and it wasn't confirmed until my kids had already seen pictures of their dad dead on the tailgate of a truck.

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Translations for tailgate

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  • dicht auffahren, fahren ohne Sicherheitsabstand, drängeln, HeckklappeGerman
  • conducir muy cerca de otro vehículo, chupar rueda, portón, conducir pegado a, conducir sin distancia de seguridad, puerta traseraSpanish
  • roikkua perässä, perälauta, alaporttiFinnish
  • hayonFrench
  • clár deiridhIrish
  • insequiLatin
  • bumperkleven, kleven, laadklepDutch
  • zastawa śluzyPolish
  • [[за́дний]] [[откидно́й]] [[борт]], [[не]] [[соблюда́ть]] [[дистанция, [[не]] [[соблюсти́]] [[дистанция, [[спускно́й]] [[шлюз]]Russian
  • tailgateTelugu
  • cổng sauVietnamese

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