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Overview of noun break_in

The noun break-in has 1 sense

Overview of verb break_in

The verb break in has 6 senses

  • break in, break -- (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"; "They broke into my car and stole my radio!"; "who broke into my account last night?")

  • chime in, cut in, put in, butt in, chisel in, barge in, break in -- (break into a conversation; "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation")

  • break in -- (start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role)

  • break in -- (intrude on uninvited; "The nosy couple broke in on our conversation")

  • break in -- (break so as to fall inward; "He broke in the door")

  • break in, break -- (make submissive, obedient, or useful; "The horse was tough to break"; "I broke in the new intern")