break-in

[breyk-in]

noun

an illegal entry into a home, car, office, etc.

Nearby words

  1. break wind,
  2. break with,
  3. break-bulk,
  4. break-even,
  5. break-even point,
  6. break-in period,
  7. break-out group,
  8. break-up value,
  9. breakable,
  10. breakage

Origin of break-in

First recorded in 1855–60; noun use of verb phrase break in

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