housebreak

[ hous-breyk ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌbreɪk /

verb (used with object), house·broke, house·bro·ken, house·break·ing.

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

Origin of housebreak

First recorded in 1895–1900; house + break
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British Dictionary definitions for housebreaking

housebreaking
/ (ˈhaʊsˌbreɪkɪŋ) /

noun

criminal law the act of entering a building as a trespasser for an unlawful purpose. Assimilated with burglary, 1968

Derived forms of housebreaking

housebreaker, noun
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