Definition of outrank
1 : to rank higher than
2 : to exceed in importance
Examples of outrank in a Sentence
A general outranks a colonel.
The only topic to outrank the economy this week was the war.
Recent Examples of outrank from the Web
Homegrown Luna Grill, on pace to open as many as two dozen more restaurants by the end of next year, now has bragging rights as one of the top five fast-casual chains in the country, outranking big-name brands Shake Shack and Starbucks.
A Bloomberg TV reporter told me that cybersecurity outranked the presidential race yesterday.
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First Known Use of outrank
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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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