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break-in an incident in which a home or other property is entered without authorization and for an illegal purpose, especially that of burglary.
breaking and entering the felony of gaining forcible entry to a building belonging to another, with the intent of committing a crime.
breaking point the point at which any material breaks or separates under pressure or tension. [3 definitions]
break in(to) to enter by force without permission.
breakneck dangerously extreme or rapid.
break off to terminate or discontinue (something previously binding). [4 definitions]
breakout a forceful escape from a restricting place or situation, such as prison.
break out to escape from a place where one is incarcerated. [5 definitions]
break the ice to relieve social tensions caused by formality or awkwardness. [2 definitions]
break the law to do something that is not allowed by the law.
breakthrough an act of overcoming or moving through an obstacle or restriction. [2 definitions]
breakup the act or process of breaking up; disintegration; separation. [2 definitions]
break up to break or be broken (into pieces or sections). [6 definitions]
breakwater a barrier that disrupts waves before they reach a harbor or shore.
bream1 any of several types of freshwater fish with a deep, flat body and silver color. [2 definitions]
bream2 to clean (a ship's hull) of barnacles and other matter by applying heat and scraping.
breast the front part of the thorax; chest. [6 definitions]
breastbone the bone located in the center of the chest that connects the two halves of the rib cage; sternum.
breast-feed to feed (a baby) milk from a breast; suckle; nurse. [2 definitions]
breastpin a decorative pin worn near the throat or on the chest; brooch.
breastplate a plate of armor covering the chest.