Break in

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Definition

to break in (to a house): to enter (a house) forcibly and illegally
verb
Keep in mind that to break in has many meanings in English.

The thief broke in through my window, I had left it open and he climbed through.
My car was broken into last night, somebody smashed the window and stole my stereo.

a break-in: a robbery, an act of someone breaking in, a forcible entry into a house
noun

Examples

  • "We have video footage of masked members of this group breaking in to our establishment shortly before we opened on Friday."
  • "Announcer : Are you tired of criminals breaking into your office, stealing your precious office supplies, computer equipment and furniture?"
  • "-no more breaking in to Susie's office"
  • "Icarus : You broke into my computer!"
  • "I'm here to set you up with a home security system. She said you were a little worried about burglars breaking in to your home."

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