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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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For tailgaters and IU fans Darrell and Shelly Deem, their setup has developed over years of tailgating with family and friends into a truly luxurious spread designed to allow as much fun as possible while limiting the work necessary on the hosts' part to throw the party.
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.
His story shows evidence of the personal responsibility that he feels he has to perform his role as a tailgater and supporter.
I bet you are wondering if professional tailgater is a legitimate profession and if I get paid.
While some tailgaters are perfectly fine with collapsible camp chairs and folding tables, one IU crew designed a more upscale event.
For UO tailgater chefs, 2012 offers an interesting challenge: four straight home games to start the season.
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.
You can only bust a tailgater if a police car is near.
Recently featured on Tailgater Monthly, Yahoo, The World Pong Tour in Atlantic City and the National Hardware Show, Brown is now experiencing the entrepreneurial rush of an individual, who not only had the fortitude to create his own innovative product line, but also choose the ideal partners to help market his brainchild to key audiences.
While spirit wear is going to be one of the most popular lines in your niche, products like hats, gloves, coolers and grills will catch the eye of both the avid and novice tailgater.
AFTER drunk and uninsured drivers, there is one type of motorist I cannot stand - the tailgater.
Two cars were selected for the purpose -- a four-wheel drive was assigned as the tailgater while the driver of a saloon car was the one being harassed.
Other lanes may be busy too, and it isn't always an option to remove yourself instantly from the path of the tailgater.