Definition of 'burglary'
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He admitted burglary, dangerous driving and handling stolen goods. The Sun (2017)February, of no fixed address, faces one charge of burglary. The Sun (2016)There were a lot of burglaries in the area. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She admitted burglary but her lawyer argued she was getting help. The Sun (2014)Some users are involved in theft and burglary to fund their use of drugs. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)When he was released he committed burglaries and was jailed only to be released again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Three men deny conspiracy to commit burglary. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The main problems now are burglaries and car crimes. The Sun (2006)But burglary is one of the most traumatic crimes anyone can experience. The Sun (2015)He admitted two burglaries and possessing cannabis. The Sun (2009)Judges will be encouraged to hand out shorter sentences for acquisitive crimes such as burglary and theft. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One officer was arrested over a burglary committed while on duty. The Sun (2009)He was jailed for four months and committed burglary and theft after his release. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Improved car security and more home burglar alarms and window locks have driven down vehicle crime and burglary. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the first four months brought a drop in vandalism, burglary and robbery. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He admitted criminal damage, burglary and interfering with vehicles. The Sun (2008)There has been a 42 per cent reduction in residential burglary in areas with the technology. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Metal theft has overtaken domestic burglaries in some areas of Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Overall, cops catch the culprit in just one in eight burglaries. The Sun (2016)The drug addict admitted the burglary and robbery in Leamington Spa. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'burglary'
British English: burglary /ˈbɜːɡlərɪ/ NOUN
If someone commits a burglary, they enter a building by force and steal things.
He's been arrested for burglary.
- American English: burglary
- Arabic: سَطْو
- Brazilian Portuguese: assalto
- Chinese: 行窃
- Croatian: provala
- Czech: vloupání
- Danish: indbrudstyveri
- Dutch: inbraak
- European Spanish: robo con allanamiento
- Finnish: murtovarkaus
- French: cambriolage
- German: Einbruch
- Greek: διάρρηξη
- Italian: furto
- Japanese: 住居侵入罪
- Korean: 강도죄
- Norwegian: innbrudd
- Polish: włamanie
- European Portuguese: assalto
- Romanian: spargere
- Russian: кража со взломом
- Spanish: robo con allanamiento
- Swedish: inbrott
- Thai: การบุกเข้ามาขโมยของในอาคารหรือบ้าน
- Turkish: hırsızlık
- Ukrainian: крадіжка зі зломом
- Vietnamese: trộm cắp
Definition of burglary from the Collins English Dictionary
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