breaking and entering noun
law : the crime of illegally entering a house, building, etc., especially by using force
: the act of forcing or otherwise gaining unlawful passage into and entering another's building
Examples of BREAKING AND ENTERING
- The thief was arrested and charged with breaking and entering.
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