break sb in Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"break sb in" in British English

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break sb in

phrasal verb with break uk   us   /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)
If you ​break someone in, you ​train them to do a new ​job or ​activity: The ​boss did not ​believe in ​breaking his ​team in gently.
(Definition of break sb in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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break sb in

phrasal verb with break uk   us   /breɪk/ verb [T] (broke, broken)
to ​train someone to do a new ​job or ​activity: The ​boss did not believe in ​breaking in his ​staff gently.
(Definition of break sb in from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “break sb in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 训练(某人), 培训(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 訓練(某人), 培訓(某人)…
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