Meaning of BREAK IN in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ verb ]

Date: circa 1535

intransitive verb

1. : to enter something (as a building or computer system) without consent or by force


a. : intrude

break in upon his privacy

b. : to interrupt a conversation

3. : to start in an activity or enterprise

breaking in as a cub reporter

transitive verb

1. : to accustom to a certain activity or occurrence

break in the new clerk

2. : to overcome the stiffness or newness of

break in a pair of shoes

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