break in

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Synonyms for break in

enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act


start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role

intrude on uninvited

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break so as to fall inward

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make submissive, obedient, or useful

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Detectives received a break in the case when one of the juveniles attempted to sell some of the stolen property in Moorpark.
Officers will attend all house burglaries in the targeted areas, and specialist scenes of crime officers will visit all locations where break ins or attempted break ins have taken place.