Definition of record-breaking in English:



  • Surpassing a record or best-ever achievement.

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