burgle


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bur·gle

 (bûr′gəl)
tr. & intr.v. bur·gled, bur·gling, bur·gles
To burglarize.

[Back-formation from burglar.]

burgle

(ˈbɜːɡəl)
vb
(Law) to commit burglary upon (a house, etc)

bur•gle

(ˈbɜr gəl)

v.t., v.i. -gled, -gling.
Informal. to burglarize.
[1865–70, Amer.; back formation from burglar]

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.

burgle


Past participle: burgled
Gerund: burgling

Imperative
burgle
burgle
Present
I burgle
you burgle
he/she/it burgles
we burgle
you burgle
they burgle
Preterite
I burgled
you burgled
he/she/it burgled
we burgled
you burgled
they burgled
Present Continuous
I am burgling
you are burgling
he/she/it is burgling
we are burgling
you are burgling
they are burgling
Present Perfect
I have burgled
you have burgled
he/she/it has burgled
we have burgled
you have burgled
they have burgled
Past Continuous
I was burgling
you were burgling
he/she/it was burgling
we were burgling
you were burgling
they were burgling
Past Perfect
I had burgled
you had burgled
he/she/it had burgled
we had burgled
you had burgled
they had burgled
Future
I will burgle
you will burgle
he/she/it will burgle
we will burgle
you will burgle
they will burgle
Future Perfect
I will have burgled
you will have burgled
he/she/it will have burgled
we will have burgled
you will have burgled
they will have burgled
Future Continuous
I will be burgling
you will be burgling
he/she/it will be burgling
we will be burgling
you will be burgling
they will be burgling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been burgling
you have been burgling
he/she/it has been burgling
we have been burgling
you have been burgling
they have been burgling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been burgling
you will have been burgling
he/she/it will have been burgling
we will have been burgling
you will have been burgling
they will have been burgling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been burgling
you had been burgling
he/she/it had been burgling
we had been burgling
you had been burgling
they had been burgling
Conditional
I would burgle
you would burgle
he/she/it would burgle
we would burgle
you would burgle
they would burgle
Past Conditional
I would have burgled
you would have burgled
he/she/it would have burgled
we would have burgled
you would have burgled
they would have burgled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.burgle - 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"

burgle

verb rob, raid, loot, steal from, plunder, ransack I thought we had been burgled.
Translations
يَسْطُويَسْطو على البيْتِ ويَسرِقُه
vyloupitvloupat se
begå indbrud ibryde ind i
tehdä murtovarkaus
provaliti
brjótast inn
泥棒に入る
강도질하다
vlomiti
göra inbrott
บุกเข้ามาขโมยของ
ev soymakhırsızlık yapmaksoymak
ăn trộm

burgle

[ˈbɜːgl] VT (Brit) → robar (de una casa etc)

burgle

[ˈbɜːrgəl] vtcambrioler
Her house was burgled → Sa maison a été cambriolée.

burgle

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

burgle

[ˈbɜːgl] vt (house, shop) → svaligiare
I've been burgled → mi hanno svaligiato la casa (or il negozio )

burglar

(ˈbəːglə) noun
a person who enters a house etc illegally to steal. The burglar stole her jewellery.
ˈburglar alarm noun
an alarm against burglaries.
ˈburglaryplural ˈburglaries noun
(an act of) illegally entering a house etc to steal. He has been charged with burglary.
ˈburgle verb
Our house has been burgled.

burgle

يَسْطُو vyloupit begå indbrud i einbrechen παραβιάζω robar tehdä murtovarkaus cambrioler provaliti svaligiare 泥棒に入る 강도질하다 inbreken bryte (seg) inn włamać się assaltar совершать кражу со взломом göra inbrott บุกเข้ามาขโมยของ soymak ăn trộm 偷窃
References in classic literature ?
He called you away in order to burgle you too, of course
Watson, I mean to burgle Milverton's house to-night.
To burgle his house is no more than to forcibly take his pocketbook--an action in which you were prepared to aid me.
It is likely that his main idea was to burgle the house; but Mr.
Lewis Adams, 23, and Carl Duckering, 25, conspired to burgle five isolated properties in Middlesbrough, Whitby, Pickering and Stokesley.
They went on to burgle homes across the West Midlands.
Wetherill, from Wrexham, was convicted of murder and admitted conspiracy to burgle.
Neighbourhood Inspector Louise Cass-Williams said: "This sentence demonstrates that those who think they can burgle other people's homes will be found, arrested and brought before the courts, and I'm pleased that Davidson is now behind bars.
The accused used to monitor the apartments he intended to burgle and made his move when the occupants were out.
Judge Bowers apparently told an offender who raided three homes in five days, "It takes a huge amount of courage, as far as I can see, for somebody to burgle somebody's house.
Summary: One man was killed and another wounded Thursday in an exchange of fire with security forces as a group of men attempted to burgle a Mount Lebanon home.
Summary: Tangier - Two Spaniards were stabbed to death, on Friday morning, by a young Moroccan national who attempted to burgle their house and car in the northern city of Assilah, police sources reported.