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housebreak

[ hous-breyk ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌbreɪk /
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verb (used with object), house·broke, house·bro·ken, house·break·ing.

to train (a pet) to excrete outdoors or in a specific place.

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Origin of housebreak

First recorded in 1895–1900; house + break
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  • I would steal—burgle—housebreak—cut the sweetest lady's throat in Christendom—for a fire!

    The Sorcery Club|Elliott O'Donnell
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