housebreak

verb house·break \ ˈhau̇s-ˌbrāk \

Definition of housebreak

housebroke play \ˈhau̇s-ˌbrōk\; housebroken play \ˈhau̇s-ˌbrō-kən\; housebreaking
transitive verb
1 : to make housebroken
2 a : to teach acceptable social manners to
b : tame, subdue

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Origin and Etymology of housebreak

back-formation from housebroken


HOUSEBREAK Defined for English Language Learners

housebreak

verb

Definition of housebreak for English Language Learners

  • : to train (an animal) to urinate or defecate outside the home or in an acceptable place indoors


Medical Dictionary

housebreak

transitive verb house·break \ ˈhau̇s-ˌbrāk \

medical Definition of housebreak

housebroke play \-ˌbrōk\; housebroken play \-ˌbrō-kən\; housebreaking
: to make housebroken


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