Meaning of “break in/break into sth” in the English Dictionary


"break in/break into sth" in English

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break in/break into sth

phrasal verb with break uk /breɪk/ us /breɪk/ verb broke, broken

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.

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(Definition of “break in/break into sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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