- (of a news story) occurring suddenly, and often portending a series of events or further developments in rapid succession.
- to execute or play in the style of a fast break.
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Examples 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
July 12, 2012
But too much law and order about fast-breaking is to be deplored.Cakes & Ale