break in/break into sth
— phrasal verb with break uk /breɪk/ us /breɪk/ verb broke, broken
- The burglars disabled the alarm and used a glass cutter to break into the house.
- He had to break into the house because his girlfriend had locked him out.
- Thieves broke in and stole jewellery worth thousands of pounds.
- Someone broke into the office while the security guard was on the phone to his wife.
- Police caught him trying to break into the safe.