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bur·glar·ize

 (bûr′glə-rīz′)
v. bur·glar·ized, bur·glar·iz·ing, bur·glar·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To commit burglary in (a building or other premises).
2. To commit burglary against (someone): The second-floor tenants have been burglarized twice.
v.intr.
To commit burglary.

burglarize

(ˈbɜːɡləˌraɪz) or

burglarise

vb
(Law) (tr) US and Canadian to break into (a place) and steal from (someone); burgle

bur•glar•ize

(ˈbɜr gləˌraɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to break into and steal from.
v.i.
2. to commit burglary.
[1870–75, Amer.]

burgle

burglarize

In British English, if you are burgled or if your house is burgled, someone breaks into your house and steals things.

Our flat was burgled while we were on holiday.
Gail had recently been burgled.

American speakers usually say that a house is burglarized.

Her home had been burglarized.

burglarize


Past participle: burglarized
Gerund: burglarizing

Imperative
burglarize
burglarize
Present
I burglarize
you burglarize
he/she/it burglarizes
we burglarize
you burglarize
they burglarize
Preterite
I burglarized
you burglarized
he/she/it burglarized
we burglarized
you burglarized
they burglarized
Present Continuous
I am burglarizing
you are burglarizing
he/she/it is burglarizing
we are burglarizing
you are burglarizing
they are burglarizing
Present Perfect
I have burglarized
you have burglarized
he/she/it has burglarized
we have burglarized
you have burglarized
they have burglarized
Past Continuous
I was burglarizing
you were burglarizing
he/she/it was burglarizing
we were burglarizing
you were burglarizing
they were burglarizing
Past Perfect
I had burglarized
you had burglarized
he/she/it had burglarized
we had burglarized
you had burglarized
they had burglarized
Future
I will burglarize
you will burglarize
he/she/it will burglarize
we will burglarize
you will burglarize
they will burglarize
Future Perfect
I will have burglarized
you will have burglarized
he/she/it will have burglarized
we will have burglarized
you will have burglarized
they will have burglarized
Future Continuous
I will be burglarizing
you will be burglarizing
he/she/it will be burglarizing
we will be burglarizing
you will be burglarizing
they will be burglarizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been burglarizing
you have been burglarizing
he/she/it has been burglarizing
we have been burglarizing
you have been burglarizing
they have been burglarizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been burglarizing
you will have been burglarizing
he/she/it will have been burglarizing
we will have been burglarizing
you will have been burglarizing
they will have been burglarizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been burglarizing
you had been burglarizing
he/she/it had been burglarizing
we had been burglarizing
you had been burglarizing
they had been burglarizing
Conditional
I would burglarize
you would burglarize
he/she/it would burglarize
we would burglarize
you would burglarize
they would burglarize
Past Conditional
I would have burglarized
you would have burglarized
he/she/it would have burglarized
we would have burglarized
you would have burglarized
they would have burglarized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.burglarize - commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

burglarize

verb
To enter forcibly or illegally:
Law: trespass.
Translations

burglarize

[ˈbɜːgləraɪz] VT (US) → robar (de una casa )

burglarize

[ˈbɜːrgləraɪz] vt (US)cambrioler

burglarize

vt (US) → einbrechen in (+acc); the place/he was burglarizedin dem Gebäude/bei ihm wurde eingebrochen

burglarize

[ˈbɜːgləˌraɪz] vt (Am) → svaligiare
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