Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun break_in

1 sense of break-in

Sense 1
housebreaking, break-in, breaking and entering -- (trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent)
       => burglary -- (entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb break_in

6 senses of break in

Sense 1
break in, break -- (enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; "Someone broke in while I was on vacation"; "They broke into my car and stole my radio!"; "who broke into my account last night?")
       => trespass, intrude -- (enter unlawfully on someone's property; "Don't trespass on my land!")

Sense 2
chime in, cut in, put in, butt in, chisel in, barge in, break in -- (break into a conversation; "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation")
       => interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off -- (make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages")

Sense 3
break in -- (start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role)
       => get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence -- (take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now")

Sense 4
break in -- (intrude on uninvited; "The nosy couple broke in on our conversation")
       => intrude, irrupt -- (enter uninvited; "They intruded on our dinner party"; "She irrupted into our sitting room")

Sense 5
break in -- (break so as to fall inward; "He broke in the door")
       => break -- (destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match")

Sense 6
break in, break -- (make submissive, obedient, or useful; "The horse was tough to break"; "I broke in the new intern")
       => domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame -- (overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons")

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