burglarize(redirected from burglarizing)
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v. bur·glar·ized, bur·glar·iz·ing, bur·glar·iz·es
1. To commit burglary in (a building or other premises).
2. To commit burglary against (someone): The second-floor tenants have been burglarized twice.
To commit burglary.
(Law) (tr) US and Canadian to break into (a place) and steal from (someone); burgle
v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to break into and steal from.v.i.
2. to commit burglary.
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.
Past participle: burglarized
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|Verb||1.||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"