from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of unlawfully breaking into and entering another's house.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of breaking into another person's house with unlawful intent.
- v. Present participle of housebreak.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of breaking open and entering, with a felonious purpose, the dwelling house of another, whether done by day or night. See burglary, and To break a house, under break.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The breaking or opening of a house with the intent to commit a felony or to steal or rob. See burglary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent
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