Synonyms for break in

Synonyms for (verb) break in

Synonyms: break, break in

Definition: make submissive, obedient, or useful

Usage: The horse was tough to break; I broke in the new intern

Similar words: domesticate, domesticise, domesticize, tame, reclaim

Definition: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

Usage: He tames lions for the circus; reclaim falcons

Synonyms: break in

Definition: break so as to fall inward

Usage: He broke in the door

Similar words: break

Definition: destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments

Usage: He broke the glass plate; She broke the match

Synonyms: break in

Definition: start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role

Similar words: commence, start, start out, set about, set out, get, get down, begin

Definition: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

Usage: We began working at dawn; Who will start?; Get working as soon as the sun rises!; The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia; He began early in the day; Let's get down to work now

Synonyms: chime in, chisel in, break in, butt in, put in, barge in, cut in

Definition: break into a conversation

Usage: her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation

Similar words: interrupt, break up, disrupt, cut off

Definition: make a break in

Usage: We interrupt the program for the following messages

Synonyms: break in

Definition: intrude on uninvited

Usage: The nosy couple broke in on our conversation

Similar words: intrude, irrupt

Definition: enter uninvited

Usage: They intruded on our dinner party; She irrupted into our sitting room

Synonyms: break, break in

Definition: enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act

Usage: Someone broke in while I was on vacation; They broke into my car and stole my radio!; who broke into my account last night?

Similar words: trespass, intrude

Definition: enter unlawfully on someone's property

Usage: Don't trespass on my land!

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