Definition of record-breaking in English:



  • Surpassing a record or best-ever achievement.

    ‘the fair attracted a record-breaking 10,678 visitors’
    • ‘That dedication has been at the root of his record-breaking achievements.’
    • ‘The final sum might fall short of last year's record-breaking £25m, but it will still be massive.’
    • ‘The men's soccer team is off to a great start this season, with four wins, no losses, and a record-breaking goal.’
    • ‘Samuel L. Jackson's going to tell us how he landed his part in the record-breaking movie.’
    • ‘Jack, emboldened by his record-breaking achievements on that tour, refused.’
    • ‘A video camera and assessors working four-hour shifts logged James' record-breaking attempt.’
    • ‘The record-breaking appeal will close on Saturday after raising more than £250 million.’
    • ‘It predicted record-breaking temperatures for June and July, with August expected to be very warm and occasionally hot.’
    • ‘This record-breaking album held the number one position longer than any other in 1996.’
    • ‘Last year, a record-breaking 100,000-plus visitors flooded into the showground.’
    • ‘Although the final totals have yet to be calculated, a spokeswoman for the Theatre Royal said it had been a record-breaking year.’
    • ‘A musical which has been playing for 13 record-breaking years in the West End rolls into Hull next week.’
    • ‘There's a chance to enjoy some of the greatest goals the game has seen, stunning comebacks and record-breaking victories.’
    • ‘His is one of the most frequent faces on the box: he has made a record-breaking 10,000 appearances on British telly.’
    • ‘Schools across the borough celebrated another record-breaking year as GCSE results improved again.’
    • ‘In Swindon individuals and organisations will pull out all the stops to raise record-breaking amounts of cash this year.’
    • ‘Caulfield insists the achievements of the record-breaking Tony McCoy have made it harder for the rest.’
    • ‘This is by no means a record-breaking level of commission.’
    • ‘Mr Hempleman-Adams is thrilled at his latest record-breaking achievements.’
    • ‘The 34-year-old former Kent batsman has been in record-breaking form for Guyana this season.’
    • ‘Lance Armstrong trained to win a record-breaking seventh Tour de France by cycling up and down mountains in the Canary Islands.’
    best ever, its best, one's best, optimum, unbeaten, unsurpassed, unparalleled, unequalled, superlative, second to none, never previously achieved
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