American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To burglarize.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To commit burglary.
- v. chiefly UK, New Zealand to commit burglary.
- v. UK, sports To take the ball legally from an opposing player.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to commit a burglary; to enter and rob a dwelling.
- v. commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
- (1872) back-formation from burglar. (Wiktionary)
- Back-formation from burglar. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Well, he must manage it, "burgle" his own house, if necessary.”
“He was wont to "burgle" the houses of the gentry round, and his favourite method of proceeding was to get on the roof and descend the chimneys, which in those days were wide.”
“Ordinarily Spriggs was a cracksman, but the information he gained while at work one night so surprised him, that he forgot to "burgle," and then and there decided to get busy on a job that meant a cleanup of a $60,000 diamond.”
“He added: 'The strong temptation is to burgle or sack people - family, friends, neighbours, strangers.”
“You can accidentally speed but you cannot accidentally burgle someone.”
“If not put them back in jail where they cannot rob and burgle for that time. on December 30, 2009 at 8: 28 am Ranter”
“What do we do as a MOP, do we just let them in with open arms - ‘please steal my things - I wont resist I wouldnt want to effect your human right to burgle me’? or does it have to reach the other end of the spectrum, whereby if you want justice people are forced to action?”
“If I, as a Police Officer, were to say, burgle a house and steal a couple of hundred quids worth of stuff - I would be looking at serious jail.”
“Basically all the looters were looking round for somewhere to loot … Kick down a few windows, burgle a few shops.”
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