lord it over

Definition of lord it over

  1. :  to act in a way that shows one thinks one is better or more important than (someone) She knows she's very smart and lords it over her younger brothers. He got the only A in the class and was lording it over his classmates.

Word by Word Definitions

lordplay
  1. :  one having power and authority over others:

    :  a ruler by hereditary right or preeminence to whom service and obedience are due

    :  one of whom a fee or estate is held in feudaltenure

  1. :  to act like a lord

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over


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