break in

break in ( in)

     v 1: enter someone's property in an unauthorized manner, usually
          with the intent to steal or commit a violent act;
          "Someone broke in while I was on vacation"; "They broke
          into my car and stole my radio!" [syn: break]
     2: break into a conversation; "her husband always chimes in,
        even when he is not involved in the conversation" [syn: {chime
        in}, cut in, put in, butt in, chisel in, barge in]
     3: start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role
     4: intrude on uninvited: "The nosy couple broke in on our
        conversation"; "She irrupted into our sitting room" [syn:
     5: break so as to call inward; "He broke in the door"
     6: make submissive, obedient, or useful, as of wild animals or
        new items: "The horse was tough to break"; used
        metaphorically for people [syn: break]