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burglar

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɜː.ɡlər/ us    /ˈbɝː.ɡlɚ/
B2 a person who illegally enters buildings and steals things
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in Korean 절도범…
in Arabic لِصّ…
in French cambrioleur/-euse…
in Turkish soyguncu, hırsız…
in Italian scassinatore, -trice, svaligiatore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 入室竊賊…
in Russian грабитель…
in Polish włamywacz/ka…
in Spanish ladrón…
in Portuguese assaltante…
in German der Einbruch…
in Catalan lladre…
in Japanese (人家に押し込む)泥棒, 押し込み強盗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 入室窃贼…
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