■ break into

■ break into
v. i. + prep.
1 irrompere in; fare irruzione in: The police broke into the house, la polizia fece irruzione nella casa
2 entrare (con scasso): The burglar broke into the store, lo scassinatore entrò nel negozio; My car was broken into, mi hanno aperto la macchina; mi hanno forzato la portiera della macchina
3 farsi strada in; sfondare in: to break into movies, sfondare nel cinema
4 interrompere; intromettersi in: to break into a conversation, interrompere una conversazione; to break into sb.'s privacy, interferire con la privacy di q.
5 mettersi improvvisamente a; prorompere in; scoppiare a: to break into cheers, prorompere (o scoppiare) in applausi; to break into laughter, scoppiare a ridere; to break into a run, mettersi a correre; spiccare la corsa; to break into song, mettersi a cantare; intonare una canzone; to break into tears, scoppiare in lacrime
6 intaccare (risparmi, scorte, razioni, ecc.); usare (una banconota di grosso taglio).

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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