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Synonyms for break-in

Noun

1. housebreaking, break-in, breaking and entering, burglary
usage: trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent

Verb

1. break in, break, trespass, intrude
usage: 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?"
2. chime in, cut in, put in, butt in, chisel in, barge in, break in, interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off
usage: break into a conversation; "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"
3. break in, get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence
usage: start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role
4. break in, intrude, irrupt
usage: intrude on uninvited; "The nosy couple broke in on our conversation"
5. break in, break
usage: break so as to fall inward; "He broke in the door"
6. break in, break, domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame
usage: make submissive, obedient, or useful; "The horse was tough to break"; "I broke in the new intern"
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