[ fast-brey-king, fahst- ]
/ ˈfæstˈbreɪ kɪŋ, ˈfɑst- /
(of a news story) occurring suddenly, and often portending a series of events or further developments in rapid succession.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Definition for fast-breaking (2 of 2)
[ fast-breyk, fahst- ]
/ ˈfæstˈbreɪk, ˈfɑst- /
verb (used without object), fast-broke, fast-bro·ken, fast-break·ing. Basketball.
to execute or play in the style of a fast break.
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Example sentences from the Web for fast-breaking
They can be called upon to tutor candidates on issues, prep them for debates and help them respond to fast-breaking news.Vin Weber, Top Romney Adviser, Lobbying for Ukraine Group|Eli Lake|July 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But too much law and order about fast-breaking is to be deplored.Cakes & Ale|Edward Spencer