AskDefine | Define breakneck

Dictionary Definition

breakneck adj : used of speed; "a breakneck pace"

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  1. Dangerously fast; hell-for-leather.
    He came running around the corner at a breakneck pace and couldn't stop in time to avoid hitting the fruit stand.


dangerously fast; hell-for-leather

Extensive Definition

Breakneck is an English adjective meaning "dangerous or reckless" and can also be part of a name and refer to a place or other entity including the following:


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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abrupt, accident-prone, agile, bluff, bold, breathless, careless, dangerous, daredevil, dashing, desperate, devil-may-care, double-quick, eagle-winged, excessive, expeditious, express, fast, fleet, flying, furious, galloping, hair-trigger, harum-scarum, hasty, headlong, hell for leather, hotheaded, hurried, hustling, impetuous, impulsive, light of heel, light-footed, lively, mad, mercurial, nimble, nimble-footed, overeager, overenthusiastic, overzealous, panting, plunging, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous, prompt, quick, quick as lightning, quick as thought, rapid, rash, reckless, running, sharp, sheer, slap-bang, slapdash, snappy, spanking, speedy, steep, sudden, swift, vertical, wanton, wild, winged
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