Quick answer
"Jump in" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "interrumpir", and "break in" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "forzar la entrada". Learn more about the difference between "jump in" and "break in" below.
jump in
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to interrupt)
a. interrumpir
Phil and I were discussing how to proceed with the project, and Frank wouldn't stop jumping in.Phil y yo estábamos analizando cómo seguir adelante con el proyecto, y Frank no dejaba de interrumpirnos.
2. (to become involved)
a. intervenir
We were in a complicate situation, but luckily Jane jumped in to help us.Estábamos en una situación difícil, pero por fortuna Jane intervino para ayudarnos.
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to force entry)
a. forzar la entrada
We hadn't realized that someone had broken until we saw that the safe was empty.No nos habíamos dado cuenta de que alguien había forzado la entrada hasta que vimos que la caja fuerte estaba vacía.
b. entrar
Somebody broke in and stole all of our stuff!¡Alguien entró y nos robó todo!
2. (to interrupt)
a. interrumpir
Why did you feel the need to break in on our discussion with these inane ideas?¿Por qué te pareció necesario interrumpir nuestra discusión con estas ideas absurdas?
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to train)
a. domar
it took us months to break in this horse and to teach him how to wear a saddle.Nos costó meses domar este caballo y para adiestrarlo para llevar silla de montar.
b. instruir (military)
My gym teacher sometimes seems a sergeant breaking in new recruits.Mi profesora de gimnasia a veces parece un sargento instruyendo reclutas nuevos.
4. (to wear until comfortable)
a. ablandar
Your cowboy boots feel too tight, because you didn't break them in first.Te aprietan las botas vaqueras, porque no las ablandaste primero.
b. domar
These pants may be a bit tight, but I'm sure you can break them in in a few days.Puede que estos pantalones te aprieten, pero estoy seguro de que puedes domarlos en unos días.
5. (to smash down)
a. echar abajo
Sir, this is the police. Please open the door or we'll break it in.Señor, es la policía. Por favor, abra la puerta o vamos a echarla abajo.
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