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[fast-brey-king, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈbreɪ kɪŋ, ˈfɑst-/
(of a news story) occurring suddenly, and often portending a series of events or further developments in rapid succession.


[fast-breyk, fahst-] /ˈfæstˈbreɪk, ˈfɑst-/
verb (used without object), fast-broke, fast-broken, fast-breaking. Basketball.
to execute or play in the style of a fast break. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Granted, this was a fast-breaking story, but this noun-phrase pileup is impossible to read.
  • It does not apply to productions that are intended for fast-breaking or developing news stories.
  • US citizens are urged to monitor local media for information about fast-breaking situations that could affect their security.
  • Controllers also reportedly respond to fast-breaking, difficult conditions such as weather changes and traffic shifts.
  • The tabletop worked through problems posed by a fast-breaking incident that crossed a variety of jurisdictional boundaries.

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