break in

break in
Synonyms and related words:
acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust, admit, apprentice, barge in, be admitted, breach, break, break in upon, break into, break open, break through, break to harness, breaking and entering, breed, breeze in, bring up, burglarizing, burglary, burst in, bust, bust in, butt in, case harden, cave in, charge in, chime in, chip in, come barging in, come between, come breezing in, come busting in, come in, condition, confirm, crash, crash in, crash the gates, creep in, cross the threshold, crowd in, cultivate, cut in, develop, discipline, domesticate, domesticize, drill, drop in, edge in, elbow in, encroach, enter, entrench, establish, exercise, familiarize, fetch up, fit, fix, foist in, force open, form, foster, gain admittance, gentle, get going, get in, get in there, get off, get squared away, get under way, go in, go into, groom, habituate, harden, have an entree, have an in, hop in, horn in, house-train, housebreak, housebreaking, impinge, impose, impose on, impose upon, improve, infiltrate, infringe, insert, insinuate, interfere, interlope, interpose, interrupt, intervene, intrude, inure, invade, irrupt, jam in, jump in, lick into shape, look in, make a beginning, make a move, naturalize, nurse, nurture, obtrude, orient, orientate, pack in, pop in, practice, prepare, press in, prize open, push in, put in, put in tune, put on, put to school, put upon, raise, ready, rear, rehearse, rupture, rush in, safeblowing, safebreaking, safecracking, season, send to school, set a course, set foot in, slink in, slip in, smash in, sneak in, split open, squeeze in, start up, steal in, step in, storm in, stove in, take in, take in hand, tame, tear open, throng in, thrust in, train, trench, trespass, unlawful entry, visit, warm up, wedge in, wont, work in, worm in

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  • Break — (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak, Sw. braka …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Break — (br[=a]k), v. i. 1. To come apart or divide into two or more pieces, usually with suddenness and violence; to part; to burst asunder. [1913 Webster] 2. To open spontaneously, or by pressure from within, as a bubble, a tumor, a seed vessel, a bag …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • break — ► VERB (past broke; past part. broken) 1) separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain. 2) make or become inoperative; stop working. 3) interrupt (a continuity, sequence, or course). 4) fail to observe (a law, regulation, or… …   English terms dictionary

  • break — vb Break, crack, burst, bust, snap, shatter, shiver are comparable as general terms meaning fundamentally to come apart or cause to come apart. Break basically implies the operation of a stress or strain that will cause a rupture, a fracture, a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • break — [brāk] vt. broke, broken, breaking [ME breken < OE brecan < IE base * bhreg > BREACH, BREECH, Ger brechen, L frangere] 1. to cause to come apart by force; split or crack sharply into pieces; smash; burst 2. a) …   English World dictionary

  • break — / brāk/ vb broke / brōk/, bro·ken, / brō kən/, break·ing, / brā kiŋ/ vt 1 a: violate transgress break the law …   Law dictionary

  • break — [n1] fissure, opening breach, cleft, crack, discontinuity, disjunction, division, fracture, gap, gash, hole, rent, rift, rupture, schism, split, tear; concepts 230,757 Ant. association, attachment, binding, combination, fastening, juncture break… …   New thesaurus

  • Break — (br[=a]k), n. [See {Break}, v. t., and cf. {Brake} (the instrument), {Breach}, {Brack} a crack.] 1. An opening made by fracture or disruption. [1913 Webster] 2. An interruption of continuity; change of direction; as, a break in a wall; a break in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • break-up — break ups also breakup 1) N COUNT: usu N of n, n N The break up of a marriage, relationship, or association is the act of it finishing or coming to an end because the people involved decide that it is not working successfully. Since the break up… …   English dictionary

  • break up — {v.} 1. To break into pieces. * /The workmen broke up the pavement to dig up the pipes under it./ * /River ice breaks up in the spring./ 2. {informal} To lose or destroy spirit or self control. Usually used in the passive. * /Mrs. Lawrence was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break up — {v.} 1. To break into pieces. * /The workmen broke up the pavement to dig up the pipes under it./ * /River ice breaks up in the spring./ 2. {informal} To lose or destroy spirit or self control. Usually used in the passive. * /Mrs. Lawrence was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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