burglary Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"burglary" in British English

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burglarynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈbɜː.ɡlər.i/  us   /ˈbɝː.ɡlɚ-/
B2 the ​crime of ​illegallyentering a ​building and ​stealing things
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(Definition of burglary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"burglary" in American English

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burglarynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈbɜr·ɡlə·ri/
the ​crime of ​illegallyentering a ​building and ​stealing things: [C] He ​committed more than a ​dozen burglaries in the last ​year.
(Definition of burglary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"burglary" in Business English

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burglarynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈbɜːɡləri/ (plural burglaries)
LAW the ​crime of ​illegallyentering a ​building and ​stealing things: The ​maximum jail sentence for aggravated burglary is 14 ​years. Insurers are getting tougher on ​customers who make ​claims after burglaries.
(Definition of burglary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “burglary”
in Arabic سطو…
in Korean 강도죄…
in Portuguese arrombamento com a finalidade de roubar, roubo…
in Catalan robatori (en una casa)…
in Japanese 押し込み強盗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 入室盗窃(罪)…
in Turkish hırsızlık, soygun…
in Russian ограбление со взломом…
in Chinese (Traditional) 入室盜竊(罪)…
in Italian furto con scasso…
in Polish włamanie…
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