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tr.v. house·broke (-brōk′), house·bro·ken (-brō′kən), house·break·ing, house·breaks
1. To train (a dog) to urinate and defecate outdoors and not indoors.
2. To subdue; tame: "Who better to domesticate him than the most genteel woman in the world? What better to housebreak him than the dinner parties for his friends?" (Philip Roth).
The breaking and entering or burglary of a dwelling.


(Law) (intr) to break into a house with criminal intent
(Law) the burglary of a domestic property



v.t. -broke, -bro•ken, -break•ing.
to make house-broken.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.housebreak - train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house
train, educate, prepare, develop - create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
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