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burgle

play
verb bur·gle \ˈbər-gəl\

Definition of burgle

bur·gledbur·gling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  burglarize



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

Rhymes with burgle



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