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See definition of housebreaking on Dictionary.com
  • as inbreak in
  • as inbreaking and entering
  • as inburglary

synonyms for housebreaking

  • burglary
  • robbery
  • breaking and entering
  • forced entry
  • break and entry
  • break in
  • burglary
  • robbery
  • second-story work
  • break in
  • crime
  • heist
  • larceny
  • robbery
  • theft
  • caper
  • pilferage
  • prowl
  • sting
  • thieving
  • breaking and entering
  • filching
  • owl job
  • safecracking
  • second-story work
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How to use housebreaking in a sentence

At length he deserted from the army, assumed a new name, and prevailed on some of his companions to engage in housebreaking.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
After they were secured, their retreat was found to contain all the necessary implements for housebreaking, and abundance of arms.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
Housebreaking is a very different business from the forcible entry of country post-offices, and The Hopper was nervous.
A REVERSIBLE SANTA CLAUSMEREDITH NICHOLSON
I wished that there had been a college course in housebreaking, prowling and second-story operations.
HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH
Then it occurred to me that—aside from my one experience in housebreaking—that I'd been playing according to the rules.
HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH
This is not the case in Hamilton and Toronto, where daring acts of housebreaking are of frequent occurrence.
LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS VERSUS THE BUSHSUSANNA MOODIE
A burglar would have seemed clean and honest compared to the gentleman housebreaking on such an errand.
OUR HOUSEELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
Was “Margaret” here, or had the police come to arrest Mary Louise for housebreaking?
THE MYSTERY OF THE SECRET BANDEDITH LAVELL
The long and the short of it is, Master Sam will turn to housebreaking, if somebody doesn't get hold of him.
THE VICAR OF BULLHAMPTONANTHONY TROLLOPE
Old implements of housebreaking were discovered; and the thief-taker's most hidden depositories were laid bare.
JACK SHEPPARD, VOL. III (OF III)W. HARRISON AINSWORTH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HOUSEBREAKING

  • breaking and entering
  • burglary
  • forced entry
  • housebreaking
  • robbery
  • break and entry
  • break in
  • burglary
  • housebreaking
  • robbery
  • second-story work
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.