burgleverb [T]uk /ˈbɜː.ɡəl/ us /ˈbɝː.ɡəl/ mainly UK (US usually burglarize, us /ˈbɝː.ɡlər.aɪz/ uk )
- On their return they discovered that their house had been burgled.
- After her house was burgled, she made a claim on her insurance.
- Hearing strange noises downstairs, the old lady thought she was being burgled.
- He went out burgling nearly every night to support his drugs habit.
- The place was in such a mess that I thought we'd been burgled.