break in

verb

Definition of break in

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to enter something (such as a building or computer system) without consent or by force

  3. 2a :  intrude break in upon his privacyb :  to interrupt a conversation

  4. 3 :  to start in an activity or enterprise breaking in as a cub reporter

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to accustom to a certain activity or occurrence break in the new clerk

  7. 2 :  to overcome the stiffness or newness of break in a pair of shoes

Examples of break in in a Sentence

  1. the burglars broke in by smashing a window

  2. he rudely broke in to drop the names of several celebrities that he had met

First Known Use of break in

circa 1535


Law Dictionary

break in

intransitive verb

Legal Definition of break in

  1. :  to enter something (as a building or computer system) without privilege (as consent) or by force



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