come up from/through the ranks

Definition of come up from/through the ranks

  1. :  to move up (in rank or status) She came up from/through the ranks to become CEO of the company.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

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  1. :  luxuriantly or excessively vigorous in growth

    :  offensively gross or coarse :  foul

    :  grown too large

  1. :  row, series

    :  a row of people

    :  a line of soldiers ranged side by side in close order

  1. :  to arrange in lines or in a regular formation

    :  to determine the relative position of :  rate

    :  to take precedence of


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