Meaning of BREAK-IN in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈbrāk-ˌin ]


Date: 1856

1. : the act or action of breaking in

a rash of break-in s at the new apartment house

2. : a performance or a series of performances serving as a trial run

3. : an initial period of operation during which working parts begin to function efficiently

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.