Definition of break in in English:

break in

  • 1Force entry to a building: would-be thieves had smashed the door lock in an attempt to break in
    More example sentences
    • The thieves broke in by forcing a casement window in the dining room before ransacking the house.
    • When no one answered, they broke in and searched the building, only to find a watchman sleeping at his post.
    • They broke in by forcing a lock on a door and then made off in a stolen car.
    Synonyms
    commit burglary, break and enter; force one's way in, burst in
    British archaic crack a crib
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