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English definition of “breaking and entering”

breaking and entering

illegally forcing your way into a house , especially to steal somethingStealingArriving, entering and invading
(Definition of breaking and entering from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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