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

Related Words

break so as to fall inward

Related Words

make submissive, obedient, or useful

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He reportedly admitted to three car break ins that took place last Saturday.
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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.
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