Synonyms for housebreaking

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"Housebreaking is entirely out of my province," Tranter objected.

If I don't see you after we've bagged him I'd better charge him with housebreaking, I suppose?

He cannot enter, of course, or we could arrest him on a charge of housebreaking!

It was probably overtime at housebreaking that had told on him.

Yes; he has just been sent to the Maryland penitentiary for housebreaking.

A soldier in the reserve was accused of theft and housebreaking.

It's of little help—a little help perhaps—in housebreaking and so forth.

I reckon the next move is up to you, for I'm no good at the housebreaking stunt.'

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

In their trunks he found a great variety of housebreaking implements, of the most ingenious construction.

WORD ORIGIN

1820, "to break into a house criminally;" see house (n.) + break (v.). Perhaps a back-formation from housebreaker, attested from mid-14c. Sense of "to train a domestic animal to be clean in the house" is from 1881. Related: Housebreaking; housebroken.

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