break the record

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of break the record

: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

break play
  1. : to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

  2. : fracture

  3. to fracture a bone of (a bodily part)

  1. : an act or action of breaking

  2. : the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

  3. : a gap or opening caused or appearing as if caused by damage : a condition produced by or as if by breaking : gap

record play
  1. : to set down in writing : furnish written evidence of

  2. : to deposit an authentic official copy of

  3. : to state for or as if for the record

  1. : the state or fact of being recorded

  2. : something that records: such as

  3. : something that recalls or relates past events

  1. : of, relating to, or being one that is extraordinary among or surpasses others of its kind

  1. : a function of an electronic device that causes it to record


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