1. break in or break into sth
to get into a building or car using force, usually to steal something
- The burglars broke in through the kitchen window.
- My car's been broken into twice this month.
- I even thought a burglar might have broken into my house and was going to kill me.
2. break up
If two people break up, they stop having a relationship.
- Jenny and George have broken up.
- She's just broken up with her boyfriend.
- The problem is that a few months ago, when he had broken up with me, I wanted him to feel jealous, so I started meeting with Fredo, a friend.
3. break up
When schools or colleges break up, the classes end and the holidays begin.
- What date do we break up this year?
- Summer is my favourite season, because schools break up for [the] holidays.
4. bring up sb or bring sb up
to care for a child until it is an adult
She was brought up by her grandmother.
David was brought up to respect authority.
I'm a woman in my mid-forties and have brought up three children.
5. call for sb
B1 to go to a place in order to collect someone
- I'll call for you at eight.
- I'll call for you on Friday afternoon.