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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: burgo
Previous Word in the Dictionary: burglary insurance
All Words Near: burgle

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up burgle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More