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  • n  United States computer entrepreneur whose software company made him the youngest multi-billionaire in the history of the United States (born in 1955)
  • n  a movable barrier in a fence or wall
  • n  a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
  • n  total admission receipts at a sports event
  • n  passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark
  • v  supply with a gate
  • v  control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate
  • v  restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment

  • Confident in their expansion beyond the rural south, the Taliban are at the gates of the capital and infiltrating the city at will.
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    I'm going to meet with him. Secretary Gates will meet with him as well. I think it's clear that the article in which he and his team appeared showed poor judgment. But I also want to make sure I talk to him directly before I make any final... Barack Obama ABC News (blog) Jun 23, 2010 41255 52979 gateway Mark Thompson, director-general of the BBC, said: This ground-breaking partnership between the BBC and YouTube is fantastic news for our audiences. YouTube is a key gateway through which to engage new audiences in the UK and abroad. The partnership...

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