Definition of break-in noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbreɪk ɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreɪk ɪn//
Types of crime
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an entry into a building using force, usually to steal something Police were called to three break-ins in the same area last night. See related entries: Types of crime
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: break-in