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
Police released Wednesday surveillance photos of two men suspected of burglarizing a convenience store in Shawnee.
Three teens previously accused of burglarizing vehicles in neighboring Tangipahoa Parish have also been arrested in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries in St. Tammany Parish, authorities said Monday (July 10).
Miami-Dade police detectives had noticed that crime victims were followed from their financial institution in northwest Miami-Dade and were subsequently robbed or had their vehicles burglarized.
Unlocked cars parked on the 1200 block of Ridgewood Lane and the first block of Timber Lane were reported burglarized June 23.
Lyles called the police for help Sunday morning and told them her home had been burglarized.
Police were looking for the person or people who shattered the glass of the main doors of two Shawnee businesses and burglarized them early Tuesday.
Because the two burglaries are a mile apart and the businesses were burglarized in a similar manner, police were investigating whether the two crimes were related.
A man accused of burglarizing a south Sacramento County home and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl Wednesday morning is sought by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.
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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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