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break in/break into sth

phrasal verb with break uk   us   /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)
B1 to get into a ​building or ​car using ​force, usually to ​steal something: The ​burglarsbroke in through the ​kitchenwindow. 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)
Translations of “break in/break into sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 闯入,破门而入, 强行进入…
in Chinese (Traditional) 闖入,破門而入, 強行進入…
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