record collocations

record collocations


set record

The footballer Rivaldo set a new record for the amount of money paid for a footballer when he joined the Barcelona team.

reach record

Unemployment has reached an all-time record of 4 million.

hold record

Maurice Green held the world record for the 100 metres and for a time was the fastest man on earth.

break record

The movie Titanic broke all box-office records, making more money than any other film before.

knock record

Everyone knew she was going to beat the world marathon record, but she actually knocked over two minutes off it!

stand record

The world long jump record stood for over 20 years until Bob Beamon smashed it with one enormous leap at the Mexico City Olympics.

record number

There’s been a record number of applications for the job.

record time

I left an hour earlier than usual and I got to work in record time.

record low

The euro was down again. In fact it hit a record low against the pound at the close of trading yesterday.

record turnout

There’s a record turnout for this year’s London marathon. More than 50,000 want to run the race.

record levels

Drug use amongst young people has risen to record levels.

record audience

This year’s Glastonbury rock festival attracted a record audience with 40,000 fans flocking to hear their favorite bands.

record profits

The company has made record profits this year.

record temperatures

We’ve seen record temperatures this summer – the highest since records began.

dental record

Many of the bodies recovered from the crash should only be identified by their dental records.

accurate record

Accurate records must be kept in case the tax authorities arrive to inspect us.

confidential record

Your medical records are strictly confidential. Only you and your doctor have access to them.

official record

All births, deaths and marriages are entered in the official records. Most of these records have been computerized in recent years.

poor record

The country has been criticized for its very poor record on human rights.

track record

I have doubts about investing in this company. They have a proven track record.

criminal record

He has a criminal record as long as your arm, so he’s well-known to the police!

safety record

I’d never fly with an airline that has a bad safety record, would you?

clean record

The defendant got off relatively lightly because the judge took his clean record into account when passing sentence.

past record

I can’t see him getting the job. His past record will weigh heavily against him.



  • To get to the truth is to ‘set the record straight’:

I’m determined to set the record straight this time!

  • If something is ‘in the records’, it is in the archives:

If you search the records, you’ll find he was married.

  • Record also has another meaning:

Some people still prefer vinyl records to CDs.

  • If you speak ‘off the record’, it is not official:

Off the record, he has no hope of getting this job.

  • If something is ‘on record’, it is on file:

The PM is on the record as saying he is pro-Europe.

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