burglarize

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verb bur·glar·ize \ˈbər-glə-ˌrīz also ˈbər-gə-lə-\

Definition of burglarize

burglarized

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burglarizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to break into and steal from burglarize a house

  3. 2 :  to commit burglary against

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to commit burglary

Examples of burglarize in a Sentence

  1. the Watergate scandal began when Republican operatives burglarized the Democratic Party's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

  2. before they were caught, the thieves had burglarized dozens of houses around the city

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First Known Use of burglarize

1840


BURGLARIZE Defined for English Language Learners

burglarize

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Definition of burglarize for English Language Learners

  • : to illegally enter (a building) and steal things


Law Dictionary

burglarize

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transitive verb bur·glar·ize \ˈbər-glə-ˌrīz\

Legal Definition of burglarize

burglarized

burglarizing

  1. :  to commit a burglary at burglarized the apartment



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