housebreak

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v housebreak train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house
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Usage

In literature:

Polly naturally thought first of housebreakers.
"Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's" by Sophie May
The housebreakers shrunk back.
"Nearly Lost but Dearly Won" by Theodore P. Wilson
Housebreaking, I think, was his offence.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
I fancy, Archer, you have been more successful in your adventures than the housebreakers.
"The Beaux-Stratagem" by George Farquhar
Among them were several who had not the appearance of seamen, and who, I surmised, were highwaymen or housebreakers.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
If there was one thing that Miss Millet had a horror of, it was housebreakers.
"Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman" by R.M. Ballantyne
He cannot enter, of course, or we could arrest him on a charge of housebreaking!
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
It was found last night on a man arrested for attempted housebreaking at Mr. Grell's house.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
We ain't housebreakers or thieves.
"The Battle and the Breeze" by R.M. Ballantyne
Probably one in a thousand turns out to be a real, live housebreaker.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
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In news:

Dog's housebreaking must extend to other homes: Ask Dog Lady.
Cherie and Rick Meade of Barrett street display an empty jewelry box and an empty money pouch – both of which were emptied dur¬ing a housebreak at their apartment last Thursday.
John Cheever's 'Housebreaker,' Welcome as Ever.
Police searching for housebreak suspects near Skinner State Park.
The Basics of Housebreaking .
John Cheever 's 'Housebreaker,' Welcome as Ever.
Is it possible to completely housebreak a mill dog.
The first stage of housebreaking an adult dog is to ensure that he establishes his outside toilet area.
Potty training and housebreaking are the most challenging for any puppy owner.
WEST BOYLSTON — Police are asking for residents to report any suspicious vehicles or people in their neighborhoods after an increase in housebreaks in the region.
Crates are invaluable tools for housebreaking puppies (and even adult dogs that didn't get the memo the first time around).
Young puppies and kittens require time for housebreaking, training and feeding.
Pet expert Marc Morrone shows you how to housebreak your puppy .
Steve Vicente, a housebreak took place on Tremont Street in the West End shortly after noon last Friday.
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