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broken-in Line breaks: broken-in

Definition of broken-in in English:


Comfortable through habitual use or familiarity: a pair of well broken-in shoes his sound is creaky, broken-in, relaxed, and familiar
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  • The satin-finished neck has a broken-in feel with real vintage vibe.
  • I always travel with old and new shoes, as ones that are broken-in are much more comfortable.
  • Avoid using synthetic oil until the motorcycle is fully broken-in.

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