Definition of burglarize
- burglarize a house
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
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: to illegally enter (a building) and steal things
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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