verb (used with object), house·broke, house·bro·ken, house·break·ing.
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Was “Margaret” here, or had the police come to arrest Mary Louise for housebreaking?The Mystery of the Secret Band|Edith Lavell
Housebreaking is a very different business from the forcible entry of country post-offices, and The Hopper was nervous.A Reversible Santa Claus|Meredith Nicholson
It was probably overtime at housebreaking that had told on him.Dwellers in Arcady|Albert Bigelow Paine
This is not the case in Hamilton and Toronto, where daring acts of housebreaking are of frequent occurrence.Life in the Clearings versus the Bush|Susanna Moodie
There was no more mysterious prowling, waylaying and housebreaking; the mail only was used.Ashton Kirk, Secret Agent|John T. McIntyre