Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To commit burglary in (a building or other premises).
  • intransitive verb To commit burglary against (someone).
  • intransitive verb To commit burglary.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To commit burglary upon.

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  • verb To commit burglary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling

Etymologies

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(1871) burglar + -ize

Examples

  • [...] which was supplied in a subsequent comment, the trisyllabic burglarize is preferred to the tidy burgle in U.S. English.

    Back-forming back-formations

  • In U.S. English, burglarize (or - ise) is by far the more common verb, but burgle dominates in British English.

    Back-forming back-formations

  • 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.

    D.C. police officer arrested in burglary sting

  • 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.

    Slain AU professor's Jeep found; driver arrested

  • 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.

    D.C. police officer arrested in burglary sting

  • In U.S. English, burglarize (or - ise) is by far the more common verb, but burgle dominates in British English.

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  • 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.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • 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.

    Arrest after slain professor's Jeep found

  • 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.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • 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.

    D.C. police officer arrested in burglary sting

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