[ hous-broh-kuhn ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌbroʊ kən /
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(of a pet) trained to avoid excreting inside the house or in improper places.
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How to use housebroken in a sentence
A bitter thing, to have the windows of her house broken, and be pointed at by the boys in the street.The Mob (Third Series Plays)|John Galsworthy
He was shocked to hear speech of Leader of House broken in upon with noisy cries of "Question!"
People can no more choose their neighbors in a house broken up into sets of chambers, than they can choose them in the street.A Book About Lawyers|John Cordy Jeaffreson
About the same time, A advertises that he'll trade one house-broken concertina for a nice overcoat.Colonel Crockett's Co-operative Christmas|Rupert Hughes
"The Wilkinsons over at Todfoot have had their house broken into now," Mrs. Brown was saying.More William|Richmal Crompton
British Dictionary definitions for housebroken
another word for house-trainedSee house-trained
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