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Can somebody elaborate on 'break-in', 'break', and 'breakdown'?



 
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Can somebody elaborate on 'break-in', 'break', and 'breakdown'? #1 (permalink) Tue Jun 05, 2007 16:17 pm   Can somebody elaborate on 'break-in', 'break', and 'breakdown'?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #165 "Phrasal Verbs (A to B)", question 9

Kathy felt a little uneasy when she found out her neighbours had a ..........

(a) break-in
(b) breakout
(c) break

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ESL/EFL Test #165 "Phrasal Verbs (A to B)", answer 9

Kathy felt a little uneasy when she found out her neighbours had a break-in.

Correct answer: (a) break-in

Your answer was: incorrect
Kathy felt a little uneasy when she found out her neighbours had a break.
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can somebody elaborate on "break-in", "break", and "breakdown"?

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Can somebody elaborate on 'break-in', 'break', and 'breakdown'? #2 (permalink) Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:02 am   Can somebody elaborate on 'break-in', 'break', and 'breakdown'?
 

Please have a look at these dictionary definitions:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/results.asp?searchword=break&x=0&y=0
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Can somebody elaborate on 'break-in', 'break', and 'breakdown'? #3 (permalink) Thu Aug 12, 2010 15:19 pm   Can somebody elaborate on 'break-in', 'break', and 'breakdown'?
 

Does it mean that the house of her neihgbour was robbed?
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Can somebody elaborate on 'break-in', 'break', and 'breakdown'? #4 (permalink) Thu Aug 12, 2010 15:32 pm   Can somebody elaborate on 'break-in', 'break', and 'breakdown'?
 

Yes, it does.
The house was broken into
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