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house·break·ing

 (hous′brā′kĭng)
n.
The act of unlawfully breaking into and entering another's house.

house′break′er n.
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housebreaking

(ˈhaʊsˌbreɪkɪŋ)
n
(Law) criminal law the act of entering a building as a trespasser for an unlawful purpose. Assimilated with burglary, 1968
ˈhouseˌbreaker n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.housebreaking - trespassing for an unlawful purposehousebreaking - trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent
burglary - entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property
home invasion - burglary of a dwelling while the residents are at home
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Translations
سَرِقَة منْزِل، السَّطو على البيوت
vloupání
indbrud
innbrot
ev soyma/hırsızlığı

housebreaking

[ˈhaʊsˌbreɪkɪŋ] Nallanamiento m de morada, invasión f de morada
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

housebreaking

[ˈhaʊsbreɪkɪŋ] ncambriolage mhouse-broken [ˈhaʊsbrəʊkən] adj (US) = house-trainedhouse call nvisite fhouse-clean [ˈhaʊskliːn] vi (US)faire le ménagehouse-cleaning [ˈhaʊskliːnɪŋ] n (US)ménage m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

housebreaking

[ˈhaʊsˌbreɪkɪŋ] nfurto con scasso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

house

(haus) plural houses (ˈhauziz) noun
1. a building in which people, especially a single family, live. Houses have been built on the outskirts of the town for the workers in the new industrial estate.
2. a place or building used for a particular purpose. a hen-house; a public house.
3. a theatre, or the audience in a theatre. There was a full house for the first night of the play.
4. a family, usually important or noble, including its ancestors and descendants. the house of David.
(hauz) verb
1. to provide with a house, accommodation or shelter. All these people will have to be housed; The animals are housed in the barn.
2. to store or keep somewhere. The electric generator is housed in the garage.
ˈhousing (-ziŋ) noun
1. houses. These flats will provide housing for the immigrants.
2. the hard cover round a machine etc.
ˈhousing benefit noun
a payment given by a government to people who are entitled to it according to certain criteria (eg poverty) when they buy or rent a house, an apartment etc.
house agent (American ˈreal-estate agent)
a person who arranges the sale or letting of houses.
house arrest
a type of arrest in which a person is not allowed to leave his own house. He was kept under house arrest.
ˈhouseboat noun
a type of boat, usually with a flat bottom, which is built to be lived in.
ˈhousebreaker noun
a person who breaks into a house in order to steal.
ˈhousebreaking noun
ˈhouse-fly noun
the common fly, found throughout the world.
ˈhousehold noun
the people who live together in a house, including their servants. How many people are there in this household?
ˈhouseholder noun
the person who owns a house or pays the rent for it.
household word
something which is well-known to everyone. His name is a household word throughout the country.
ˈhousekeeper noun
a person, usually a woman, who is paid to look after the management of a house.
ˈhousekeeping noun
the management of a house.
ˈhouseman noun
a recently qualified doctor who is living in a hospital while working there to complete his training.
ˈhousetrain verb
to train (a dog, cat etc) to be clean inside the house.
ˈhouse-warming noun
a party given after moving into a new house.
adjective
a house-warming party.
ˈhousewife nounplural ˈhousewives
a woman who looks after her house, her husband and her family, and who usually does not have a job outside the home.
ˈhousework noun
the work of keeping a house clean and tidy. My mother has a woman to help her with the housework.
like a house on fire
1. very well. The two children got on with each other like a house on fire.
2. very quickly. I'm getting through this job like a house on fire.
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References in classic literature ?
Other poultryyards in the neighbourhood also suffered.Pilfering was housebreaking to Mr.
At length, in a fit of professional enthusiasm, he insisted upon producing his box of housebreaking tools: which he had no sooner stumbled in with, and opened for the purpose of explaining the nature and properties of the various implements it contained, and the peculiar beauties of their construction, than he fell over the box upon the floor, and went to sleep where he fell.
This functionary, being, of course, well used to such scenes; looking upon all kinds of robbery, from petty larceny up to housebreaking or ventures on the highway, as matters in the regular course of business; and regarding the perpetrators in the light of so many customers coming to be served at the wholesale and retail shop of criminal law where he stood behind the counter; received Mr Brass's statement of facts with about as much interest and surprise, as an undertaker might evince if required to listen to a circumstantial account of the last illness of a person whom he was called in to wait upon professionally; and took Kit into custody with a decent indifference.
They were seen in a black Volkswagen Golf that had been reported stolen during a housebreaking overnight.
Ronay, who has seven previous convictions for housebreaking as well as dozens for dishonesty, stayed inside to ransack her home in the town's centre.
An 18-year-old man, Olagoke Segun, on Tuesday appeared before a Modakeke Magistrates' Court in Osun over alleged housebreaking and stealing.
"In addition, you have a very substantial record for crimes of dishonesty and thefts by housebreaking, although I accept the frequency of those has reduced in recent years."
He is accused of two charges of housebreaking with intent to steal and two charges of theft by housebreaking.
Prosecutor Liam Ewing said: "The accused has a number of previous convictions including for reset, theft of a motor vehicle, attempted housebreaking, theft by housebreaking, assault and driving while disqualified.
Summary: Rachakonda (Telangana) [India], July 05 (ANI): Special Operations Team (SOT) of Telangana Police on Friday nabbed an inter-state gang of three members who were allegedly involved in housebreaking cases in Rachakonda limits.
Ian Mitchell, 34, a prisoner, was jailed for 15 months after he also admitted the housebreaking charge.
Five men of a housebreaking and cable theft gang have been arrested here.