slang To criticize, demean, or complain about someone or something in a petty or naggingly critical manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rank" and "out." The boss ranks out anyone who disagrees with her in front of the entire office. My parents ranked me out a bit for what had happened, but I was expecting it to be much worse.
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