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Noun: break-in  breyk in
  1. Trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent
    - housebreaking, breaking and entering
Verb: break in
  1. Enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
    "Someone broke in while I was on vacation";
    - break
     
  2. Break into a conversation
    "her husband always breaks in, even when he is not involved in the conversation";
    - chime in, cut in, put in, butt in, chisel in, barge in
     
  3. Start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role
     
  4. Intrude on uninvited
    "The nosy couple broke in on our conversation"
     
  5. Break so as to fall inward
    "He broke in the door"
     
  6. Make submissive, obedient, or useful
    "I broke in the new intern";
    - break

Derived forms: broken in, break-ins, broke in, breaking in, breaks in

Type of: begin, break, break up, burglary, commence, cut off, disrupt, domesticate, domesticise [Brit], domesticize, get, get down, interrupt, intrude, irrupt, reclaim, set about, set out, start, start out, tame, trespass

Encyclopedia: Break-in

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