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Origin of break-in
Words nearby break-in
Example sentences from the Web for break-in
You know, like Nixon tried to shunt responsibility for the break-in on to Liddy, Sturgis, et al.
For Nixon, it was the Watergate break-in, designed to filch political plans of his 1972 foes.
The McDaniel campaign has strongly denied any link to the break-in or to Kelly.Influential Conservative Behind Housing Complaint Targeting GOP Senator|Ben Jacobs|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But within hours it was hacked and the break-in code was released.
Nixon never needed help from the Watergate break-in to win the 1972 race, in which he only lost one state.Before Bridgegate Punished an Enemy, Christie's Office Rewarded Friends|Sam Kleiner|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A young ox is generally more difficult to break-in than an old one: I do not know why.The Art of Travel|Francis Galton
They also breed and break-in camels, which they sell in the Tiflis market.The Human Race|Louis Figuier
It only needed the break-in of the Patrol to complete the illusion of action-fiction—crime variety.Plague Ship|Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for break-in
- the illegal entering of a building, esp by thieves
- (as modifier)the break-in plans
Idioms and Phrases with break-in
Enter by force, as in The thieves broke in through the back door. [Mid-1500s] Also see break into.
Also, break in on. Interrupt or disturb something unexpectedly, as in His assistant broke in with the bad news just as we were ready to sign the agreement, or He broke in on our private talks. [Mid-1600s]
Train or instruct someone in a new job or enterprise, as in Every semester she had to break in a new teaching assistant. [Late 1700s]
Loosen or soften with use, as in It takes a while to break in a pair of new shoes.