from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To train (a dog) to urinate and defecate outdoors and not indoors.
  • transitive verb To subdue; tame.
  • noun The breaking and entering or burglary of a dwelling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb to train a pet to live cleanly in a house, especially by training it to defecate and urinate in designated boxes.

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  • verb transitive To train an animal to avoid urinating or defecating in the house, except within a litterbox, toilet, or other receptacle.

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  • verb train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house


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Back-formed from housebroken.


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