burgle


bur·gle

verb \ˈbər-gəl\
bur·gledbur·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of BURGLE

transitive verb

Examples of BURGLE

  1. <someone burgled the lab when no one was there and let the animals out of their cages>
  2. <the neighbors returned from vacation to find that their house had been burgled>

Origin of BURGLE

back-formation from burglar
First Known Use: 1870

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Rhymes with BURGLE

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