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outrank Line breaks: out|rank
Pronunciation: /aʊtˈraŋk/

Definition of outrank in English:


[with object]
1Have a higher rank than (someone else): the overall commander of NATO was the only man who outranked him in Europe
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  • As a direct command from an officer who outranks you, I order you to not expose this to anyone else until I say so.
  • If both ended up on the same committee, she would outrank him if there were an opening for chairman or ranking member.
  • They did not make loud noises as they were very aware that I had a very high rank in the chain school and that they could never outrank me.
1.1Be better or more important than: surveys show the firm outranking the others in food quality
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  • Truly, this little girl was so precious that coverage of her disappearance outranked most important national and international events!
  • The culture and social fabric of Mauritius was woven around the sugar cane plantations and even now the industry outranks tourism as the major employer, though probably not for much longer.
  • Again, Kennedy tops the list of modern presidents, even outranking the hero that brought the country through the Great Depression and World War II.

Words that rhyme with outrank

ankh, bank, blank, clank, crank, dank, drank, embank, flank, franc, frank, hank, lank, outflank, Planck, plank, point-blank, prank, rank, sank, shank, shrank, spank, stank, swank, tank, thank, yank
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