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"break in" in British English

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break in

phrasal verb with break uk   us   /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)
to ​interrupt when someone ​else is ​talking: As she was ​talking, he ​suddenlybroke in, saying, "That's a ​lie."

break-innoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbreɪk.ɪn/
(Definition of break in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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break in

phrasal verb with break  us   /breɪk/ verb
  • (ENTER ILLEGALLY)

to ​enter a ​buildingillegally, usually by ​damaging a ​door or ​window, esp. for the ​purpose of ​stealing something: Thieves broke into ​ourofficedowntown and ​stole the ​computers.

break-innoun [C]

 /ˈbreɪkˌɪn/
the ​crime of ​entering a ​building by ​damaging a ​door or ​window, usually in ​order to ​steal: After the break-in, we ​installed a new ​securitysystem.
(Definition of break in from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “break in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 打断谈话,插嘴…
in Turkish bir yere hırsızlık amacıyla zorla girmek, sözünü kesmek, araya girmek…
in Russian вламываться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打斷談話,插嘴…
in Polish włamać się…
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