Break In

Break In

Infinitive: Break In
Present Tense: Break In/ Breaks In
-ing Form: Breaking In
Past Tense: Broke In
Past Participle: Broken In
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in three ways
  1. 1

    To enter a place illegally and with the use of force.
    [Noun] {Break in} Refers to the illegal force of entry into a place.

    The burglar broke in our neighbor's house last night.
    Call the police! Someone is breaking into that car!

  2. 2

    To use or wear something new until it is fully functional or comfortable.

    I should have broken in these heels before wearing them. My feet hurt!
    C'mon, let's go break in your new Ferrari!

  3. 3

    To train a pet.

    The dog has to stay outside because he hasn't been broken in yet.
    After we break in the rabbit, we can let it out of its cage.

Break In
  1. Brad _____ his new car ___ by driving slowly for an hour.
  2. If someone _____ ____ your home and gets caught, they will be charged with breaking and entering.
  3. The pit bull hadn't been _____ ___, so he wrecked the whole house.
  4. All morning and afternoon, Stella wore her new leather pants around the house to _____ them _____, just so she could wear them to Jenna's party later.
  5. In the state of Texas, if a person catches someone ______ ___ their car or home, they can legally shoot and kill them.

Watch this tutorial on how to Break In a new nitro engine. Notice how both both the phrasal verb and the noun/adjective form is used in this clip

  1. 1.) What are some tips provided in the video on how to break in the new engine?

    2.) What will happen if you don't break it in correctly?

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • Viacheslav Levashov

    Brad broke his new car in by driving slowly for an hour.
    If someone breaks in your home and gets caught, they will be charged with breaking and entering.
    The pit bull hadn’t been broken in, so he wrecked the whole house.
    All morning and afternoon, Stella wore her new leather pants around the house to break them in, just so she could wear them to Jenna’s party later.
    In the state of Texas, if a person catches someone breaking in their car or home, they can legally shoot and kill them.

  • Brad broke his new car in by driving slowly for an hour.
    If someone breaks in your home and gets caught, they will be charged with breaking and entering.
    The pit bull hadn’t been broken in, so he wrecked the whole house.
    All morning and afternoon, Stella wore her new leather pants around the house to break them in, just so she could wear them to Jenna’s party later.
    In the state of Texas, if a person catches someone breaking in their car or home, they can legally shoot and kill them. (nice to know.)

  • LOIEnglish

    good.

  • LOIEnglish

    Don’t mess around with Texas.

  • Never! WordPress was born there!

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