ˌbreak ˈinto sth


ˌbreak ˈinto sth
phrasal verb
1) to enter a building by force, especially in order to steal things
A house in Brecon Place was broken into last night.[/ex]
2) to start doing something
The children saw the sea and broke into a run.[/ex]
3) to start to have success in your career or an area of activity
It's always been his ambition to break into broadcasting.[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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  • break into sth — UK US break into sth Phrasal Verb with break({{}}/breɪk/ verb [T] (broke, broken) ► to begin working in a new business or a new area: »He wanted to break into the advertising business. »Are there new markets you d like to break into? …   Financial and business terms

  • break into sth phrasal — verb (T) 1 STEAL to enter a building by using force, in order to steal something: Thieves broke into the bank vault by digging a tunnel. 2 break into a run/gallop/trot etc to suddenly start running etc: Suzie heard footsteps behind her and broke… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • break — break1 W1S1 [breık] v past tense broke [brəuk US brouk] past participle broken [ˈbrəukən US ˈbrou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(separate into pieces)¦ 2¦(bones)¦ 3¦(machines)¦ 4¦(rules/laws)¦ 5¦(promise/agreement)¦ 6¦(stop/rest)¦ 7¦(end something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • break*/*/*/ — [breɪk] (past tense broke [brəʊk] ; past participle broken [ˈbrəʊkən] ) verb I 1) [I/T] if something breaks, or if you break it, it separates into two or more pieces when it is hit, dropped etc I broke two dishes this morning.[/ex] Joey broke… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Break — A rapid and sharp price decline. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. break break 1 [breɪk] verb broke PASTTENSE [brəʊk ǁ broʊk] broken PASTPART [ˈbrəʊkən ǁ …   Financial and business terms

  • break — A sudden price move; prices may break up or down. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary A rapid and sharp price decline. Related: crash. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. break break 1 [breɪk] verb broke PASTTENSE [brəʊk ǁ broʊk] …   Financial and business terms

  • break up phrasal — verb 1 BREAK INTO PIECES (I, T) to break or make something break into many small pieces: The stricken tanker began to break up on the rocks. (break sth up): Jim started to break the ice up on the frozen lake. 2 SEPARATE (transitive break… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˌbreak (sth) ˈup — phrasal verb to break into smaller pieces, or to make something do this Break the chocolate up into squares.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • break — 1 /breIk/ verb past tense broke, past participle broken 1 IN PIECES a) (T) to make something separate into two or more pieces, for example by hitting it, dropping it, or bending it: The thieves got in by breaking a window. | break sth in two/in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • break down phrasal — verb 1 MACHINE (I) if a large machine, especially a car, breaks down, it stops working: The elevators in this building are always breaking down. 2 FAIL (I) if a discussion, system etc breaks down, it fails because there are problems: Peace talks… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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