verb (used without object), tail·gat·ed, tail·gat·ing.
verb (used with object), tail·gat·ed, tail·gat·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for tailgate
The young man had the presence of mind to tail Gaylard Williams out of the park and jot down his license plate.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Florida GOP senator stormed out of the gate Wednesday in the highest of dudgeons.
Said it was like speed dating because he was late after hitting every wrong gate on the lot.Exclusive: Sony Emails Slam Leonardo DiCaprio, Willow and Jaden Smith, Gush Over Ryan Gosling|William Boot|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They dumped his body at the gate of a black cemetery—his head and right arm were gone.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But two things are clear in this tail-eater of a case: First, there seems to be plenty of guilt but hardly a criminal in sight.Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project|Jacob Siegel|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The dog stood with hanging head and tail, as if ashamed he had let so many of his enemies get away unharmed.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The Arab pricked his ears, swished his long and arched tail viciously, and showed the whites of his eyes.
Yet he feared to meet her eyes, and was glad of a saluting sepoy who swaggered jauntily past the open gate.
At once the sepoys at the Kashmir Gate fired a volley at the nearest officers, of whom three fell dead.
It was no worm that Mrs. Robin had found, but Grandfather Mole's hairless tail sticking out of the ground.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey