outrank

verb out·rank \ ˌau̇t-ˈraŋk \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of outrank

1 : to rank higher than
2 : to exceed in importance

Examples of outrank in a Sentence

  1. A general outranks a colonel.

  2. The only topic to outrank the economy this week was the war.

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First Known Use of outrank

1829

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of outrank for English Language Learners

  • : to have a higher rank or position than (someone)

  • : to be more important than (someone or something)



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