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set a record

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishset a recordset a recordBESTto achieve the best result in a sport, competition etc that has ever been achieved, by running fastest, jumping highest etc The Kenyan runner set a new Olympic Record in the 3,000 metres. set
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set a recordI am absolutely sure that my friend Jimmy Wall and I failed in our attempt to set a record.Average daily share volume set a record at 346 million shares a day, according to preliminary data from the exchange.The 35 players who beat par in the first round set a record, beating the 33 who did it in 1991.Excavated in 1,239 days, the 26,800-foot Elizabeth Tunnel set a record for hard-rock tunneling.Meanwhile, Lakeside was setting records for the number of youths fishing there.Walsh set a pentathlon record in 1953.He won more than 1,000 cups and prizes as an amateur, setting records ranging from 1,000 yards to 12 miles.The motion on the Local Government Finance Bill - which set a record - was also introduced before debate had begun.A design for a tapestry by Rubens set a record when it sold for £748,000.The Bulls set a team record with its 15th successive victory.
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