rank and file

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rank and file
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (politics)
a. la base
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The party nominated a candidate that failed to energize the rank and file.El partido nominó a un candidato que falló en entusiasmar a la base.
b. las bases
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The rank and file of the party is united in their opinion on this issue.Las bases del partido están unidas en su opinion sobre el asunto.
2. (military)
a. la tropa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The general deemed it beneath him to associate directly with the rank and file.El general consideraba que era indigno de él tener trato directo con la tropa.
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