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record

noun [C] (BEST)    /ˈrek.ɔːd/ US  /-ɚd/
B1 the best or fastest ever done: He ran the 100 metres in 9.79 seconds and broke/smashed the world record. She set/established a new European record in the high jump.Success and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailuresScoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
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