rear-end

verb \ ˈrir-ˈend , -ˌend \
|Updated on: 22 Jul 2018

Definition of rear-end

rear-ended; rear-ending; rear-ends
: to crash into the back of (a vehicle)

First Known Use of rear-end

1957

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rear end

noun

Definition of rear end

Examples of rear end in a Sentence

  1. She stood up and brushed off her rear end.

  2. The car's rear end was badly damaged in the accident.

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First Known Use of rear end

circa 1930

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REAR-END Defined for English Language Learners

rear-end

Definition of rear-end for English Language Learners

  • : to drive into the back of (a vehicle)


rear end

Definition of rear end for English Language Learners

  • : the part of the body you sit on

  • : the back part of something (such as a vehicle)


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