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  1. a political event in the US in the 1970s that caused President Nixon to give up his job. Journalists discovered that Nixon was using his power to secretly obtain information about his political opponents. The suffix -gate is now often used to make new words referring to situations that create embarrassing problems for powerful people.
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From the Watergate Building, where Nixon’s opponents had their offices.


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