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beat a record

This page is about the collocation beat a record

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to do something better, faster, longer, etc. than somebody else

For example

  • Cathy won the gold medal, and she also beat the world record.

  • Harry's record for holding his breath underwater is three minutes, and I just beat it!

Quick Quiz

If you beat Ken's record for doing push-ups, you

a. could only do as many as he did

b. couldn't do as many as he did

c. could do more than he did

Contributor: Matt Errey