Definition of break rank(s)
1 : to step out of a line The soldier was disciplined for breaking rank(s).
2 : to no longer agree with or support a person or group —often + with One scientist has broken rank(s) with her colleagues and questioned the research.
Word by Word Definitions
: luxuriantly or excessively vigorous in growth
: offensively gross or coarse : foul
: grown too large
: row, series
: a row of people
: a line of soldiers ranged side by side in close order
: to arrange in lines or in a regular formation
: to determine the relative position of : rate
: to take precedence of
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