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burgle

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1 to enter a house or building by force usually with illegal intent
  • someone burgled the lab when no one was there and let the animals out of their cages

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2 to remove valuables from (a place) unlawfully
  • the neighbors returned from vacation to find that their house had been burgled

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The first known use of burgle was in 1867

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“Burgle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/burgle. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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