break the record


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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 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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Ms Breed, who is determined to return to break the record, added: "I feel like I could do it in the right conditions.
Trippier's superb fifth-minute free-kick saw Southgate's men break the record but they could not book a place in the final, with Croatia winning 2-1 after extra time.
It is said that it is risky business to actually try and break the record, if failed it could cause severe injuries that could lead to amputation.
"So we quickly changed the challenge and asked the Majid Al Futtaim family to break the record by the size of the final image.
Ripken was a lifelong Maryland resident and getting to break the record before his hometown team made the event a remarkable experience for Orioles fans.
I am looking forward to Dubai Marathon as I love Dubai and the flat course will make it easier (hopefully) to break the record. This will be my first time running Dubai marathon, I have heard great things about it and very excited.
Among the students to break the record was grade five GEMS student Ayah Bait Jameel, who is half Morrocon and half Omani.
"It was brilliant to have the crowd all joining in and helping us to break the record. We were over the moon to receive the certificate and be officially crowned Guinness World Record holders." The walk raised PS68,00 and all proceeds have gone towards providing hospice care.
The record attempt was part of a global bid by waterparks across the world to break the record.
"I was really inspired by Paul Tergat when he broke the world record here 10 years ago and I'm very happy that I was in a position to break the record on the same course."
Later on Monday, students will attempt to break the record for the largest national flag.
"It's nice to break the record of two fine players," said James, who ended the day unbeaten on 193 as Glamorgan closed on 457 for one.
Couples in Thailand have locked lips to try and break the record for the world's longest kiss.
Gundry said: "It was great to break the record on Ned The Post because he's owned by Roger Maggs, who has supported us from day one.
Why not come along and join in the magic, meet Pudsey and support the young people in their efforts to break the record.