Definition of Break into

1. Verb. Express or utter spontaneously. "Break into tears"

Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter

2. Verb. Change pace. "The horse broke into a gallop"
Generic synonyms: Change

Definition of Break into

1. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To enter illegally or by force, especially in order to commit a crime. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To open or begin to use. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To successfully enter a profession or business. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To begin suddenly. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Break Into

break a sweat
break apart
break away
break bad
break bread
break bulk
break camp
break cover
break dance
break dancing
break down
break even
break free
break ground
break in
break into (current term)
break it down
break loose
break new ground
break of dawn
break of day
break of serve
break of the day
break off
break on the wheel
break one's arm patting oneself on the back
break one's back
break one's duck
break one's fall
break one's fast

Literary usage of Break into

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Infantry Tactics: For the Instruction, Exercise, and Manœuvres of the by Silas Casey (1863)
"break into platoons, and immediately place himself before the centre of the first ... At the command break into platoons, the first lieutenant will pass ..."

2. A History of Rome by Robert Fowler Leighton (1878)
"Tendency of the Empire to break into Fragments.—About the same time Britain (AD 418) broke away from the empire. Gaul and Spain soon afterwards were lost. ..."

3. Precedents of Indictments and Pleas: Adapted to the Use Both of the Courts by Francis Wharton (1871)
"(388) Being found by night armed, with intent to break into a dwelling- house, and commit a felony therein. (367) General frame of indictment for burglary ..."

4. The History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1855)
"Inquiry into the truth of the legend. —• The Dorians break into Peloponnesus. — Conquest of Elis. ..."

5. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1918)
"... him to break into another man's house to get his arms. If they had adhered to this count, this defendant, notwithstanding all that could have been said ..."

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