lord it over

Definition of lord it over

: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

lord play
  1. : one having power and authority over others:

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

  3. : one of whom a fee or estate is held in feudal tenure

  1. : to act like a lord

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

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

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

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

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

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


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