breaking and entering

UK [ˌbreɪkɪŋ ənd ˈentərɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] legal
the crime of entering a building illegally using force, especially in order to steal things

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  • breaking and entering —    This term refers to the fact of entering a building or home illegally by breaking open a window, door, etc.     The two men were found guilty of breaking and entering …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • breaking and entering — noun Date: 1778 the act of forcing or otherwise gaining unlawful passage into and entering another s building …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breaking and entering — break|ing and en|ter|ing [ ,breıkıŋ ənd entərıŋ ] noun uncount LEGAL the crime of entering a building illegally using force, especially in order to steal things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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