Definition of burglarize
1 : to break into and steal from burglarize a house
2 : to commit burglary against
: to commit burglary
Examples of burglarize in a Sentence
the Watergate scandal began when Republican operatives burglarized the Democratic Party's headquarters in Washington, D.C.
before they were caught, the thieves had burglarized dozens of houses around the city
Recent Examples of burglarize from the Web
A resident reported her home had been burglarized on May 18.
A home on the 600 block of Mills Street was burglarized between 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. May 21.
When deputies arrived, family members told them that Menard burglarized a neighboring residence and stole a rifle before making his way to the home of his grandparents.
Alejandra Matos Authorities in Prince George’s County said a man burglarized a home Tuesday and then set it on fire before fleeing police and causing a suburban neighborhood to be locked down for several hours.
Mobile police said two men were shot while attempting to burglarize a home Thursday Morning.
A Montrose man received five years of probation Wednesday for stalking and burglarizing the home of actress Sandra Bullock.
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First Known Use of burglarize
BURGLARIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of burglarize for English Language Learners
: to illegally enter (a building) and steal things
Legal Definition of burglarize
: to commit a burglary at burglarized the apartment
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