Definition of burgle in English:
verb[with object] chiefly British
Enter (a building) illegally with intent to commit a crime, especially theft: our house in London has been burgled
More example sentences
- An elderly woman foiled an attempt by con men to burgle her home after she became suspicious and screamed and shouted at them until they left.
- A woman today told of her terror as she fought with an intruder trying to burgle her home at night.
- He added their method was to burgle houses, steal car keys and load goods from the homes into the stolen vehicles before making off.
late 19th century: originally a humorous and colloquial back-formation from burglar.
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