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synonyms for breakneck

  • headlong
  • rapid
  • at full tilt
  • dangerously fast
  • excessive
  • flat out
  • high-speed
  • lightning
  • precipitate
  • reckless
  • speedy
  • whirlwind
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How to use breakneck in a sentence

That uncertainty, which comes with untold economic repercussions, contributed to a slower-than-usual free agent market this winter — but one that now appears to have entered a final, breakneck phase.
THE BLUE JAYS GAMBLE ON GEORGE SPRINGER, HOPING TO GO FROM A GOOD TEAM TO A GREAT ONEDAVE SHEININJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Founded in October 2017, the upstart coffee chain grew at an apparently breakneck pace to overtake Starbucks as China’s biggest bean-brew slinger by the start of the year.
THE BIGGEST BUSINESS SCANDALS OF 2020LEE CLIFFORDDECEMBER 27, 2020FORTUNE
Uggla built up the company through a breakneck series of acquisitions, culminating in the 2016 merger with IHS.
S&P GLOBAL REPORTEDLY IN TALKS TO BUY IHS MARKIT, AS RACE FOR SCALE AMONG DATA PROVIDERS TAKES OFFKDUNN6NOVEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
Nature’s agonizingly slow process of discovery, driven by cosmological and biological evolution on time scales of millions and billions of years, is accelerated to breakneck speeds in the laboratory.
CONTEMPLATING THE END OF PHYSICSROBBERT DIJKGRAAFNOVEMBER 24, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Strangely, this is happening at a time when vaccine science in general seems to be advancing at breakneck speed.
WHEN BILL GATES THINKS WE’LL HAVE A COVID-19 VACCINE—AND WHY THAT WON’T BE THE END OF THE PANDEMICCLEAF2013SEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
The breakneck speed of technology made many of us want to slow down and reconsider the role we want our phones and computers to play in our day to day lives.
4 NON-OBVIOUS TRENDS THAT MATTER DURING THIS PANDEMICVANESSA BATES RAMIREZMAY 25, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
It was really a breakneck sort of excursion, which is very rarely made even by the officers, and certainly never by ladies.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
This coach, of course, traveled by relays, and at what was then considered breakneck speed.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
With a grin the cabman touched his cap, the door banged, and the hansom set off as if the fare were in a breakneck hurry.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
Mounted orderlies were dashing at breakneck speed between the Presidio and the city.
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