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English definition of “break in”

break in

verb phrasal verb with break  /breɪk/ us  

(ENTER ILLEGALLY)

to enter a building illegally, usually by damaging a door or window, esp. for the purpose of stealing something: Thieves broke into our office downtown and stole the computers.
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