Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to rear-end: Rear-end collision

rear-end something

to cause an accident by hitting the back of the car in front of you His car was rear-ended while he was stopped at the light.
References in periodicals archive ?
AEB systems work with or without driver intervention, by combining inputs from forward-looking radar and/or camera sensors and driver inputs to determine if a rear-end crash is likely to happen.
Fatigue, road conditions and reduced visibility are common causes of rear-end collisions, according to the NTSB.
The impact of the rear-end collision caused the emergency door system to be activated and several windows located at the back of the bus to shatter,'' Ms.
More than 90 per cent of rear-end collisions occur when the difference in speed between the preceding and following vehicle is within 60 kmph.
The newly developed PCS uses millimeter-wave radar to detect the risk of a rear-end collision with a preceding vehicle, with the system warning the driver via sound and display alerts to prompt braking when such a risk is detected.
Many rear-end accidents result in whiplash for the occupants of the car, and whiplash alone costs insurers GBP1.
Admiral estimates that rear-end accidents cost the insurance industry pounds 500 million a year.
Admiral also said the number of fraudulently "staged" rear-end accidents was rising, with insurance fraud costing the industry pounds 3billion a year.
The vehicle features Volkswagen front-end with two cross-struts and a centrally placed Volkswagen logo between trapezoidal headlamps, and a rear end with large-surface dual taillights and a spoiler with additional rear-end ground effects.
These decals can help cut down the likelihood of rear-end collisions, especially in dense fog or sandstorms.
Rear-facing car seats may not be quite as effective in a rear-end crash, but severe frontal and frontal offset crashes.
vehicle lighting standards and Mercedes had to get a "pass" from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to introduce rear brake light technology on the latest S-Class that emits warning flashes when a rear-end impact is imminent.
Independent crash investigation ratings from around the world have shown the restraints reduce serious neck injury to front-seat occupants in the event of rear-end collisions by as much as 75% compared with cars not fitted with the technology.
REAR-END shunts are a common sight at roundabouts, and now an advanced driver's group has published advice on how to avoid such situations.
Proving injury in a rear-end collision case is often difficult.