1. [syn: housebreaking, break-in, breaking and entering]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
break-in \break-in\ n.
an act of trespassing into a closed structure such as a house
or place of busineess for an unlawful purpose, usually as
part of a burglary.
Syn: housebreaking, breaking and entering.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into
premises with criminal intent [syn: housebreaking,
break-in, breaking and entering]