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rear-end

[reer-end] /ˈrɪərˈɛnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to drive a vehicle or other conveyance so as to strike the back end of (another vehicle):
My car was rear-ended by another driver on the highway.
2.
(of a moving vehicle or other conveyance) to strike the back end of (another vehicle or object):
A freight train rear-ended the commuter train this morning.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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Word Origin and History for rear-ended

rear-end

n.

"buttocks," 1937, from rear (adj.) + end (n.). As a verb, "to collide (with another vehicle) from behind," from 1976. Related: Rear-ended; rear-ending.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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