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breaking news

This page is about the collocation breaking news

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

current news that a media organization gives special or live coverage to

For example

  • I was watching the game when some breaking news came on, so I missed Mario's goal.

  • We interrupt this broadcast with some breaking news about the crisis in the Middle East.

Quick Quiz

Breaking news is news that

a. is broken into several stories

b. is given special coverage

c. is very heartbreaking

Contributor: Matt Errey