Definition of burgle
: to break into and steal from (a home, business, etc.) : burglarize One area resident tells Newsweek her house had been burgled a few years ago while she and her husband were inside.— Jeff Stein
: to commit robbery Clearly, the more often a man … burgles, the more likely he is to get caught. — The Economist While the law is a disincentive, the main reason most of us don't kill, punch or burgle is that we think it's wrong and consequently prefer not to.— David Mitchell
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