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break a record

This page is about the collocation break a record

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to beat a previous record in sport, speed, sales, etc.

For example

  • She's a very fast runner, and she could even break a world record one day.

  • If we break our old sales record, we'll all get a bonus.

Quick Quiz

If someone breaks a record, you'd expect them to be

a. very excited

b. disappointed

c. hospitalized

Contributor: Matt Errey