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"burgle" in British English

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burgleverb [T]

uk   /ˈbɜː.ɡl̩/  us   /ˈbɝː-/ mainly UK (US usually burglarize, us   /ˈbɝː.ɡlər.aɪz/ uk   )
B2 to ​enter a ​buildingillegally and ​steal things: When they got back from ​theirholiday they ​found that ​theirhome had been burgled.

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(Definition of burgle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “burgle”
in Arabic يَسْطو عَلى المَباني…
in Korean 도둑질 하다…
in Portuguese arrombar, roubar…
in Catalan entrar a robar a…
in Japanese (建物)に泥棒(強盗)に入る…
in Chinese (Simplified) 入室盗窃…
in Turkish soygun yapmak, soymak…
in Russian грабить…
in Chinese (Traditional) 入室盜竊, 闖空門…
in Italian svaligiare…
in Polish okradać…
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