break the record


break the record

break the record 1

Surpass a previous achievement, as in He was determined to break the record for the high jump. This usage is applied primarily to sports of various kinds. [1880s]

2

Move very fast, as in The lecture was so dull that we broke the record getting to the door: [Second half of 1900s]

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  • The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Related Words for break the record satisfy, finish, end, please, conclude, terminate, top, cap, crown, content, orgasm, succeed, accomplish, peak, fulfill, tower, come, achieve

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