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breaking and entering

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
breaking and enteringˌbreaking and ˈentering noun [uncountable] law  SCCthe crime of entering a building illegally and by force
Examples from the Corpus
breaking and enteringIn all my years on newspapers, I've never gone as far as breaking and entering.Four years later in Birmingham, he was arrested for breaking and entering.In 1948 he was found guilty of breaking and entering.Groceries in hand, I crossed the threshold and moved into the entering phase of breaking and entering.
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