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Meaning of “burglar” in the English Dictionary

"burglar" in British English

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burglarnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbɜː.ɡlər/  us   /ˈbɝː.ɡlɚ/
B2 a ​person who ​illegallyentersbuildings and ​steals things

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(Definition of burglar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"burglar" in American English

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burglarnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɜr·ɡlər/
a ​person who ​illegallyenters a ​building by ​force to ​steal things
(Definition of burglar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"burglar" in Business English

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burglarnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbɜːɡlər/
LAW a ​person who ​illegallyentersbuildings and ​steals things: The burglar had taken a ​laptop on which ​highlysensitiveinformation was ​stored.
(Definition of burglar from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “burglar”
in Korean 절도범…
in Arabic لِصّ…
in Malaysian pencuri…
in French cambrioleur/-euse…
in Russian грабитель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 入室竊賊…
in Italian scassinatore, -trice, svaligiatore…
in Turkish soyguncu, hırsız…
in Polish włamywacz/ka…
in Spanish ladrón…
in Vietnamese kẻ trộm…
in Portuguese assaltante…
in Thai ผู้ร้ายย่องเบา…
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…
in Indonesian maling, pencuri…
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