break the record

idiom

: to perform better than anyone or anything else or to achieve something no other person or thing has achieved
He broke the record for the high jump.

Examples of break the record in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year is on track to break the record for the most anti-LGBTQ+ bills in the U.S. yet, according to the report. Tyler Santora, Parents, 1 May 2024 Dating back 390 million years, the fossils break the record held by a forest in New York state by 4 million years, reads a press release from the University of Cambridge published Thursday. Jack Guy, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024 Iowa's star guard needs 66 points to break the record of 3,527 held by Kelsey Plum. Doug Feinberg, USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2024 Having been selected to his 11th Pro Bowl, one more selection will break the record for most by an offensive tackle. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, 18 Jan. 2024 There was tough competition in the Big Four categories, with many watching to see whether Swift would break the record for most wins for Album of the Year. Moises Mendez Ii, TIME, 5 Feb. 2024 Nacua needs 146 yards receiving to break the record of 1,473 set in 1960 by Bill Groman of the Houston Oilers. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 2023 Advertisement Sanders had 222 yards rushing through thee quarters — three yards from the Holiday Bowl record, but declined going back in the fourth quarter to break the record. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Dec. 2023 Swift was already on track to break the record when The Eras Tour debuted, as the film brought in $126 million globally—the biggest opening weekend for a concert film ever. Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 8 Jan. 2024

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“Break the record.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20the%20record. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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