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    when broke it in is used in this context
    it's your new mitten. i broke it in for the softball game tonight
    what does broke it in means.
    thanks. greatly appreciated

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    Default Re: broke it in

    The person has worked at the glove to make it less stiff and therefore easier to use. If you have a new pair of shoes that are a bit tight, you need to break them in so that they are comfortable.

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    Default Re: broke it in

    By the way, when referring to softball or baseball, that protective glove is called a "mitt," not a "mitten."

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpletouch View Post
    when broke it in is used in this context
    it's your new mitten. i broke it in for the softball game tonight
    what does broke it in means.
    thanks. greatly appreciated
    This phrase can also be used in relation to a horse, especially if it's wild and needs training to accept a saddle and rider.


    Jeremy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy.h View Post
    This phrase can also be used in relation to a horse, especially if it's wild and needs training to accept a saddle and rider.
    It can also refer to a human, who may have to learn certain basic skills before starting a given job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    By the way, when referring to softball or baseball, that protective glove is called a "mitt," not a "mitten."
    lols. my bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy.h View Post
    This phrase can also be used in relation to a horse, especially if it's wild and needs training to accept a saddle and rider.


    Jeremy
    You can also use it for a new boyfriend or girlfriend, as long as you're not being too serious!

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