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English definition of “break in/break into sth”

break in/break into sth

verb uk phrasal verb with break   /breɪk/ (broke, broken) us  
B1 to get into a building or car using force, usually to steal something: The burglars broke in through the kitchen window. My car's been broken into twice this month.Stealing
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