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break the/a record

To do something to a higher or greater degree than the greatest extent currently known. With his speed, I think he'll break a record for running before he graduates from high school. If he eats one more hot dog he's going to break the record!
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break a record

to destroy a previously set high record by setting a new one. The athlete broke all the school records in swimming. The league record was broken after thirty years.
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break the record

1. Surpass a previous achievement, as in He was determined to break the record for the high jump. This usage is applied primarily to sports of various kinds. [1880s]
2. Move very fast, as in The lecture was so dull that we broke the record getting to the door: [Second half of 1900s]
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The person that is declined to be name, has said that he had trained really hard for this day to come and he is delighted to have broken the record previously which someone only had intercourse with 55 women.
TWO giant pandas have broken the record for the longest ever mating.
After singing the anthem, Samer Khallouf, Project Manager, Middle East and North Africa, Guinness World Record, announced that the students had successfully broken the record.
Talking to reporter, Bodla said he had broken the record of American Master Raul Meza with 355 kicks in one minute.
Washington, August 2 ( ANI ): A Danish diver has broken the record for holding his breath for 22 minutes under water with his head submerged in a pool in London.
All through the night I had to keep ringing the world record people and it was brilliant when we found out we had broken the record.
A COUPLE have broken the record for the world's longest kiss.
TRACK & FIELD: Stacy Dragila broke her own national record in the women's pole vault twice at the Modesto Relays, meaning she's broken the record five times in the past five weeks.
I Did It Again has broken the record for first week sales for a single female artists or group with an amazing number of 1.
London, Apr 30 ( ANI ): Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has broken the record he held jointly with Barcelona ace Lionel Messi for the most goals in a Champions League season by netting his 49th goal of the season in his side's historic 4-0 win over holders Bayern Munich to book their place in the final.
LAHORE -- Some 1,936 Pakistani students have broken the record of the largest human mosaic at the hockey stadium.
We could not have broken the record without their help," said Randy Hester, Vice President, Marketing and Communications for Cinemark.