outrank

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Etymology[edit]

out- +‎ rank

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Verb[edit]

outrank (third-person singular simple present outranks, present participle outranking, simple past and past participle outranked)

  1. (transitive) To be of a higher rank than.
  2. (transitive) To be more important than.
    • 2019 October, Ian Walmsley, “Cleaning up”, in Modern Railways, page 44:
      More importantly, who could make a quick on-site risk assessment of regulations where the welfare of trapped passengers might out-rank the risk of, say, running a train through flood water over the rail head where it is obvious the track is still there?

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