rear-end

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rear-end

(rîr′ĕnd′)
tr.v. rear-end·ed, rear-end·ing, rear-ends Slang
To run into (another motor vehicle) from behind: My car was rear-ended by a truck.

rear′-end′er n.

rear-end

vb (tr)
(Automotive Engineering) US (of a vehicle) to crash into another vehicle from behind

rear′ end′


n.
1. the hindmost part of something.
2. the buttocks.

rear′-end′



v.t.
to drive or crash a vehicle into the back end of (another vehicle).
[1975–80]

rear-end


Past participle: rear-ended
Gerund: rear-ending

Imperative
rear-end
rear-end
Present
I rear-end
you rear-end
he/she/it rear-ends
we rear-end
you rear-end
they rear-end
Preterite
I rear-ended
you rear-ended
he/she/it rear-ended
we rear-ended
you rear-ended
they rear-ended
Present Continuous
I am rear-ending
you are rear-ending
he/she/it is rear-ending
we are rear-ending
you are rear-ending
they are rear-ending
Present Perfect
I have rear-ended
you have rear-ended
he/she/it has rear-ended
we have rear-ended
you have rear-ended
they have rear-ended
Past Continuous
I was rear-ending
you were rear-ending
he/she/it was rear-ending
we were rear-ending
you were rear-ending
they were rear-ending
Past Perfect
I had rear-ended
you had rear-ended
he/she/it had rear-ended
we had rear-ended
you had rear-ended
they had rear-ended
Future
I will rear-end
you will rear-end
he/she/it will rear-end
we will rear-end
you will rear-end
they will rear-end
Future Perfect
I will have rear-ended
you will have rear-ended
he/she/it will have rear-ended
we will have rear-ended
you will have rear-ended
they will have rear-ended
Future Continuous
I will be rear-ending
you will be rear-ending
he/she/it will be rear-ending
we will be rear-ending
you will be rear-ending
they will be rear-ending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rear-ending
you have been rear-ending
he/she/it has been rear-ending
we have been rear-ending
you have been rear-ending
they have been rear-ending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rear-ending
you will have been rear-ending
he/she/it will have been rear-ending
we will have been rear-ending
you will have been rear-ending
they will have been rear-ending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rear-ending
you had been rear-ending
he/she/it had been rear-ending
we had been rear-ending
you had been rear-ending
they had been rear-ending
Conditional
I would rear-end
you would rear-end
he/she/it would rear-end
we would rear-end
you would rear-end
they would rear-end
Past Conditional
I would have rear-ended
you would have rear-ended
he/she/it would have rear-ended
we would have rear-ended
you would have rear-ended
they would have rear-ended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rear-end - collide with the rear end of; "The car rear-ended me"
collide with, impinge on, hit, run into, strike - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
References in classic literature ?
So interested was he in everything that he failed to notice the small rear-end portion of Jerry that was visible above the level surface of the beach.
Typically, the driver of a vehicle that rear-ends another is cited for being at fault in a traffic crash.
A second driver gets distracted and rear-ends the stopped motorist.