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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Whether they break the record or not, they will be donating all wrapped gifts to Barnardo's children's charity.
Rooney, who was taken off in the second half, hopes to break the record against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday night.
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.
Among the students to break the record was grade five GEMS student Ayah Bait Jameel, who is half Morrocon and half Omani.
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.
Workers at the Igloo bar in Liverpool's Wood Street will bid to break the record for the most martinis made in three minutes.
get a good run - but not good enough to break the record.
Later on Monday, students will attempt to break the record for the largest national flag.
Baumgartner (below), who was 1-2 to break the record, says he saw some amazing things while falling to earth - stars, planes and the ball Chris Waddle hit in the 1990 World Cup penalty shoot-out.
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.
Pip Larkin, a 35-year-old artist from Middlesbrough, said: "If I could I would want to break the record for running the most marathons.
We didn't break the record, but we did have 610 impersonators - including Priscillas - so we're going to write to the Guinness Book of Records and see if we can get an entry for that," News.
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.