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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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According to new research from the Tailgate Institute, 31% of fans spend between $200 and $500 on their tailgate parties and 42% spend more than $500, with more than half tailgating for three to four hours.
professional, said she likes the idea of radars catching tailgaters because it shows that Dubai Police are trying to find solutions to the tailgating issue.
Road safety campaigners have slammed tailgaters and said educating drivers of the dangers of tailgating is crucial to tackling road "bullies".
8220;We take the hassle out of tailgating and you just show up
The American Tailgating Association - and please don't scoff at the idea of an American Tailgating Association, because really, who else is going to give the tailgater a voice at the national level?
The purpose of this paper is to examine the tailgating culture from the consumer's perspective, revealing underlying motives with a dual nature that drives ritual commitment.
Either you have to stop tailgating 30 minutes before the game and pack up, or ask people to come back after the game and help you tear down.
And so Joe Cahn, a 58-year-old retiree who has tailgated at 44 collegiate and professional football games this fall -- sometimes four in a weekend -- has branded himself the Commissioner of Tailgating.
The best motorway behaviour was found on the M5, where just one in 12 drivers was tailgating, followed by the M20 and the M2.
It will anchor the overall revitalization of the Meadowlands, transforming it into a world-class stadium, a tailgating oasis, a retail mecca and a dining destination, all of which will be connected by a state of the art transit hub," said Acting Governor of New Jersey Richard Codey.
From that moment on, I have been called the Commissioner of Tailgating.
He calls it his Tailgating America Tour, and he's been at it since 1996, when he sold his business - the New Orleans School of Cooking - sold his house, bought a motor home and hit the road with his companion, Sophie the cat.
NEW YORK-The grill industry is beefing up sales by promoting tailgating, the partying trend that combines beer, parking lots, elaborate grilled meals and sometimes a football game.
Nasdaq: ABTL) and its editors have crafted their Top 10 best tailgating cars in anticipation of this year's kickoffs and cookoffs.