breakneck

adjective break·neck \ ˈbrāk-ˈnek \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of breakneck

:very fast or dangerous
  • breakneck speed

Examples of breakneck in a Sentence

  1. the breakneck production of naval vessels during World War II

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First Known Use of breakneck

1562


BREAKNECK Defined for English Language Learners

breakneck

adjective

Definition of breakneck for English Language Learners

  • : very fast : dangerously fast


BREAKNECK Defined for Kids

breakneck

adjective break·neck \ ˈbrāk-ˌnek \

Definition of breakneck for Students

:very fast or dangerous
  • breakneck speed

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