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to enter a building by force Burglars had broken in while we were away. related noun break-injump to other results
- 1to train someone or something in something new that they must do to break in new recruits The young horse was not yet broken in (= trained to carry a rider).
- 2to wear something, especially new shoes, until they become comfortable
break somebody/something in
to interrupt or disturb something She longed to break in on their conversation, but didn't want to appear rude. “I didn't do it!” she broke in.jump to other results