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noun as in break in

noun as in breaking and entering

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At length he deserted from the army, assumed a new name, and prevailed on some of his companions to engage in housebreaking.

After they were secured, their retreat was found to contain all the necessary implements for housebreaking, and abundance of arms.

Housebreaking is a very different business from the forcible entry of country post-offices, and The Hopper was nervous.

I wished that there had been a college course in housebreaking, prowling and second-story operations.

Then it occurred to me that—aside from my one experience in housebreaking—that I'd been playing according to the rules.


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On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to housebreaking, such as: burglary, robbery, breaking and entering, and forced entry.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.