break in


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break in

Law
a. the illegal entering of a building, esp by thieves
b. (as modifier): the break-in plans
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He reportedly admitted to three car break ins that took place last Saturday.
Last year, police credited a neighbor's call for the capture of a man wanted in a house break in the Bowen Street area.
The crooks never managed to break in, but on one occasion damaged the door so badly it had to be reinforced.