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  1. so great, successful, numerous, extreme, etc., as to surpass all previous records:

    We had a record-breaking fundraising drive this year.

    He scored a record-breaking 97 goals in a single season.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of record-breaking1

First recorded in 1880–85

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Example Sentences

After food stamp usage hit record-breaking numbers in 2013, Congress tried to pare back the benefit.

But come Monday night it could also be a record-breaking television show.

Ronaldo, incidentally, also seemed more interested in his own record breaking.

In a shocking outcome to Super Bowl XLVII, Seattle beat down Denver for a record-breaking win.

It seems art has gone Hollywood these days, with record-breaking prices and long gallery lines.

When he goes to Europe, which he incessantly does, he invariably takes a record-breaking steamer in preference to all others.

A record-breaking snow of eight days and nights had just ended a few hours before.

The boys had been talking of motorcycling, and had been discussing Bert's record-breaking run across the continent.

His blood-curdling whoops and yells brought the sheriff in on a brilliant finale to a record-breaking run.

He, therefore, who can kill his fish quickest will make the biggest bag, if record breaking be his object.





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