break rank
phrasal see break ranks

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • break rank — ● rank * * * break rank (or ranks) (of soldiers or police officers) fail to remain in line ■ figurative fail to maintain solidarity the government is prepared to break ranks with the Allied states * * * break rank see ↑rank, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • break rank — ► break rank (or ranks) 1) (of soldiers or police officers) fail to remain in line. 2) fail to maintain solidarity. Main Entry: ↑rank …   English terms dictionary

  • break rank (or ranks) — 1》 (of soldiers or police officers) fail to remain in line. 2》 fail to maintain solidarity. → rank …   English new terms dictionary

  • rank — Ⅰ. rank [1] ► NOUN 1) a position within a fixed hierarchy, especially that of the armed forces. 2) high social standing. 3) a single line of soldiers or police officers drawn up abreast. 4) (the ranks) (in the armed forces) those who are not… …   English terms dictionary

  • break ranks — ► break rank (or ranks) 1) (of soldiers or police officers) fail to remain in line. 2) fail to maintain solidarity. Main Entry: ↑rank …   English terms dictionary

  • rank — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a position in a hierarchy, a grade of advancement. b a distinct social class, a grade of dignity or achievement (people of all ranks; in the top rank of performers). c high social position (persons of rank). d a place in a scale …   Useful english dictionary

  • rank — rank1 noun 1》 a position within a fixed hierarchy, especially that of the armed forces. 2》 high social standing. 3》 a single line of soldiers or police officers drawn up abreast.     ↘a regular row or line of things or people. 4》 (the ranks) (in… …   English new terms dictionary

  • break ranks — also break rank phrasal to differ in opinion or action from one s peers often used with with …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Break.com — (formerly Big boys.com) is a humor website founded in 1998 that features comedy videos, flash games, and pictures among other material. The chief executive officer of Break is Keith Richman. The web site s target audience is men 18 35.cite news… …   Wikipedia

  • break — [brāk] vt. broke, broken, breaking [ME breken < OE brecan < IE base * bhreg > BREACH, BREECH, Ger brechen, L frangere] 1. to cause to come apart by force; split or crack sharply into pieces; smash; burst 2. a) …   English World dictionary

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