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breakneck Line breaks: break|neck
Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪknɛk/

Definition of breakneck in English:


Dangerously or extremely fast: he drove at breakneck speed
More example sentences
  • Breathlessly we run faster and faster at a breakneck speed to a destination we neither know nor can ever reach.
  • It's both breakneck fast and much funnier than you would think.
  • The players had been aware that this could pose the biggest test to the top-of-the-table status and came out of the blocks at breakneck speed.
extremely fast, high-speed, lightning, whirlwind, rapid, speedy;
dangerously fast, reckless, dangerous, excessive, precipitate, headlong
dangerously fast, at full speed, at full tilt, at full pelt, flat out, as fast as one's legs can carry one;
informal hell for leather, at a lick, like the wind, like a bat out of hell, like a bomb, like greased lightning
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