, blacking, packing, sacking, tracking, whacking
, taking, undertaking
•matchmaking • dressmaking
•peacemaking • filmmaking
•printmaking • cabinetmaking
•moneymaking • merrymaking
•winemaking • home-making
•shoemaking • toolmaking
•bookmaking • troublemaking
•backbreaking • heartbreaking
•strikebreaking • housebreaking
•breathtaking • painstaking
•piss-taking • stocktaking
, shrinking, sinking, unblinking, unthinking, unwinking
•Mafeking • finicking • politicking
, self-mocking, shocking, stocking
•stonking • bluestocking • Hawking
•sleepwalking • streetwalking
•hillwalking • firewalking
•pawnbroking • thought-provoking
•motherfucking • bloodsucking
•erl-king • tear-jerking • metalworking
the action of breaking into a building, esp. in daytime, to commit a crime.
/ -ˌbrākər/ n.
The act of using physical force to gain access to, and entering, a house with an intent to commit a felony inside.
In most states, housebreaking that occurs at night constitutes the crime of burglary. Some statutes expand the definition of housebreaking to include breaking out of a house after entry has been achieved without the use of physical force, such as when access was gained under false pretenses.