Phrasal Verb: Break in

Break in

Meaning: Go into a building to steal something

Example: The burglars BROKE IN and stole the TV and video.

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Break in

Meaning: Interrupt something

Example: I'm sorry to BREAK IN on your conversation, but there's a problem.

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Break in

Meaning: Train a horse to be ridden

Example: It took ages to BREAK the horse IN.

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Break in

Meaning: Carefully use new products until they are fully functional.

Example: I must watch my speed until I BREAK IN my new Volvo.

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