from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To enter and steal from (a building or other premises).
- transitive v. To commit burglary against: The second-floor tenants have been burglarized twice.
- intransitive v. To commit burglary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To commit burglary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To commit burglary upon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
[...] which was supplied in a subsequent comment, the trisyllabic burglarize is preferred to the tidy burgle in U.S. English.
Roosevelt, who could be ruthless when it came to fighting foreign enemies on American soil, had given Hoover wide latitude to wiretap, open diplomatic pouches, and burglarize the embassies of hostile, neutral, and even friendly countries.
In U.S. English, burglarize (or - ise) is by far the more common verb, but burgle dominates in British English.
Green then gave the informant directions to the apartment they were going to burglarize, and the two parked at a Safeway in the area, according to the documents.
Paul Starks said detectives want to speak to Hamlin about the slaying of Sue Ann Marcum, 52, who they believe may have been killed by someone intending to burglarize her home.
It was there that he buddied up with his cellmate, a "professional art thief" Jerry Christy alias "Nick Natti" and began planning to burglarize the residences of his Pioneer Square art gallery clients.
A Washington state man used a bow and arrow to shoot a man who allegedly was trying to burglarize a vacant home, police said.
On Nov. 20, 2008, Portillo, along with Peiro Fuentes Hernandez, 23, and Angela Hernandez, 22, pushed their way into the Spevaks' home, intending to burglarize it.
While en route to the trial of Nathan Lee Parada, who is accused of attempting to burglarize Paris Hilton's house last August, the socialite and boyfriend Cy Waits were approached by the other guy arrested outside of her house last year, James Rainford.
The would-be thieves -- captured on surveillance video at the Colorado Springs medical-marijuana dispensary they were trying to burglarize -- made for a fitting symbol...
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