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break–in

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noun \ˈbrāk-ˌin\

Simple Definition of break–in

  • : the act or crime of illegally entering a house, building, etc., especially by using force

Full Definition of break–in

  1. 1 :  the act or action of breaking in <a rash of break–ins at the new apartment house>

  2. 2 :  a performance or a series of performances serving as a trial run

  3. 3 :  an initial period of operation during which working parts begin to function efficiently

1856

First Known Use of break–in

1856

Rhymes with break–in


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