Break-into meaning

(idiomatic) To enter illegally or by force, especially in order to commit a crime.

Somebody broke into his car and stole his tools and CDs.

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To begin suddenly.

The horse broke into a gallop as they neared the barn.

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(idiomatic) To open or begin to use.

I finally broke into the second package of cookies.

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(idiomatic) To successfully enter a profession or business.

He hopes to break into show business.

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