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burglarize

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verb bur·glar·ize \ˈbər-glə-ˌrīz also ˈbər-gə-lə-\

Simple Definition of burglarize

  • : to illegally enter (a building) and steal things

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of burglarize

burglarized

burglarizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to break into and steal from <burglarize a house>

  3. 2 :  to commit burglary against

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to commit burglary

Examples of burglarize in a sentence

  1. <the Watergate scandal began when Republican operatives burglarized the Democratic Party's headquarters in Washington, D.C.>

  2. <before they were caught, the thieves had burglarized dozens of houses around the city>



1871

First Known Use of burglarize

1871


Law Dictionary

burglarize

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transitive verb bur·glar·ize \ˈbər-glə-ˌrīz\

Legal Definition of burglarize

burglarized

burglarizing

  1. :  to commit a burglary at <burglarized the apartment>





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