hold the world/Olympic record

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hold the world/Olympic record

:to have performed better in a sport than anyone else in the world/Olympics
  • He holds the world/Olympic record for the shot put.

Word by Word Definitions

hold play
  1. : to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

  2. : to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

  3. : to have as a mark of distinction

  1. : stronghold

  2. : confinement, custody

  3. : prison

  1. : the interior of a ship below decks

  2. : the cargo compartment of a plane

world play
  1. : the earthly state of human existence

  2. : life after death

  3. : the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

  1. : of or relating to the world

  2. : extending or found throughout the world : worldwide

  3. : involving or applying to part of or the whole world

Olympic play
  1. : olympian:2

  2. : of or relating to the Olympic Games

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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