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breaking and entering
▪ Four years later in Birmingham, he was arrested for breaking and entering.
▪ Groceries in hand, I crossed the threshold and moved into the entering phase of breaking and entering.
▪ In 1948 he was found guilty of breaking and entering.
▪ In all my years on newspapers, I've never gone as far as breaking and entering.
breaking and entering

n. (context idiomatic legal English) The crime of gaining unauthorized entry into another's property by force.

breaking and entering

n. trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent [syn: housebreaking, break-in]

Breaking and Entering (disambiguation)

Breaking and Entering is another term for burglary, a crime

Breaking and Entering may also refer to:

  • Breaking and Entering (film), a 2006 romantic drama film
  • Breaking and Entering (novel), a 2000 crime novel by H.R.F. Keating
  • "Breaking and Entering" (song), a 1981 dance single by Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble
  • Breaking and Entering: Music from the Film, the soundtrack album for the film Breaking and Entering
  • "Breaking & Entering" (Prison Break)
  • "Breaking and Entering" (Burn Notice)
Breaking and Entering (film)

Breaking and Entering is a 2006 romantic crime drama directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, and Robin Wright Penn. The film was written by Minghella, his first original screenplay since his 1990 feature debut Truly, Madly, Deeply and his final feature film before his death in 2008. Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, the film is about a successful landscape architect whose dealings with a young thief and his mother cause him to re-evaluate his life.

Minghella previously directed the film's stars – Jude Law in Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Juliette Binoche in The English Patient. In his first major film role, Rafi Gavron portrays Miro, the young traceur burglar, a role requiring several difficult physical feats. The film is a presentation of Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company and was distributed in the United States by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Breaking and Entering premièred on 13 September 2006 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Breaking and Entering (song)

Breaking and Entering is a 1980 dance single by Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble. The single was her first to chart on Billboard's Dance Play chart and marked a return the music charts by Sharp, who had not charted any singles in six years. "Breaking and Entering", along "Easy Money" hit #1 on the dance charts, for four weeks, in the spring of 1981. Although Sharp promoted the single on American Bandstand, it failed to chart on both the R&B and pop charts.

Breaking and Entering (novel)

Breaking and Entering is a crime novel by H.R.F. Keating. It is the twenty-fourth novel in the Inspector Ghote series.