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tailgate

1. tv. & in. to follow (someone) too closely in a car. That guy tailgating me is drunk, I think.
2. in. to have a tailgate party. We planned to tailgate before the game, but it was massively cold.

tailgate party

n. a small party held on the folded-down tailgate of a station wagon in a parking lot. (Something that is done before a ball game, concert, etc.) They had a tailgate party before the Bears game.
See also: party, tailgate
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Tailgater Monthly[TM] was conceived and founded four years ago by two passionate tailgaters.
On a crowded road, try letting other cars come between you and tailgater so that they lose you.
Second, he has studied the market like Jane Goodall studies chimpanzees, poring over research and conducting anthropological observations about tailgater behavior, which actually does resemble chimpanzee social organization to an extent, except with grilling involved.
There's plenty of sensible advice on how to deal with tailgaters at www.
His story shows evidence of the personal responsibility that he feels he has to perform his role as a tailgater and supporter.
Fans nationwide usually have their own special food that they like to prepare specifically for their team or region, but typically, from city to city, tailgaters are eating the basics of burgers, bratwurst, and chili to foods like poached salmon and deep fried turkeys.
August is National Sandwich Month, and to celebrate this and the launch of the new Tailgater Breakfast Sandwich, Dunkin' Donuts is giving people an opportunity to show their support for enjoying breakfast whenever they want, with a special "Breakfast Whenevs" sweepstakes.
They will either engage in the power struggle and challenge the tailgater or they will give way to the tailgater.
For UO tailgater chefs, 2012 offers an interesting challenge: four straight home games to start the season.
And if you choose not to let the tailgater past, there is a danger that he will try to "undertake" you, posing an additional risk for other road users.
Tailgaters are drivers' biggest nightmare on motorways, according to a survey.
Solicitor Alison McKay, defending, told Perth Sheriff Court that Billing, from Ellon, Aberdeenshire, had been trying to get away from a tailgater.
When a driver tailgates - drives too closely to the vehicle in front - 37 per cent of motorists play safe and simply pull over to let the tailgater pass.
Southern Tailgater has renewed its partnership with TicketCity and will continue to provide sports fans and tailgating enthusiasts with the ultimate tailgating experience.