Definition of 'burgle'
Example sentences containing 'burgle'
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Two days before his death, his house was burgled while he was sleeping. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But he wants to leave his handout Swansea flat after being burgled. The Sun (2016)Meanwhile, if your house is burgled, you are held in a queue and your call will be answered shortly. The Sun (2016)My family home was burgled three years ago. The Sun (2011)She knew about crime because she had been burgled twice prior to moving to her present home. Everyday Violence (1990)While on holiday last year her house was burgled. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The house was burgled for laptops before the fire. The Sun (2012)There are also robots that will make sure that your home isn't burgled in your absence. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But after the good bishop delivered his tribute, he went home to a burgled house. The Sun (2013)Many people have their houses burgled and it's a traumatic experience. The Sun (2013)Friends said that the couple had been burgled twice at the house, most recently about ten years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If your house is burgled you dial 999 and the police will take over the situation and assist you. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)We've only been burgled twice. Exploring Britain's Canals (1994)And his house was burgled. Times, Sunday Times (2007)FAMILIES who brag online about their holidays face having insurance claims rejected if their homes are burgled when they are away. The Sun (2015)My house was burgled while I was on holiday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The flat - burgled days earlier - was then torched. The Sun (2008)But when they emerge from the bedroom, they find the flat 's been burgled! The Sun (2010)And the Metropolitan Police were so patient after her flat was burgled three times in a row. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He added: 'I have been burgled twice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The couple's troubles began after they moved to Spain and their home was burgled twice in a weekend. The Sun (2016)A PRISON officer has stopped working at a jail because one of the lags burgled his home. The Sun (2010)
Trends of 'burgle'
Used Rarely. burgle is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'burgle'
British English: burgle /ˈbɜːɡl/ VERB
If a house is burgled, someone breaks in and steals things.
My flat had been burgled.
- American English: burgle
- Arabic: يَسْطُو
- Brazilian Portuguese: assaltar
- Chinese: 偷窃
- Croatian: provaliti
- Czech: vyloupit
- Danish: begå indbrud i
- Dutch: inbreken
- European Spanish: robar
- Finnish: tehdä murtovarkaus
- French: cambrioler
- German: einbrechen
- Greek: παραβιάζω
- Italian: svaligiare
- Japanese: 泥棒に入る
- Korean: 강도질하다
- Norwegian: bryte (seg) inn
- Polish: włamać się
- European Portuguese: assaltar
- Romanian: a jefui
- Russian: совершать кражу со взломом
- Spanish: robar
- Swedish: göra inbrott
- Thai: บุกเข้ามาขโมยของ
- Turkish: soymak
- Ukrainian: здійснювати крадіжку зі зломом
- Vietnamese: ăn trộm
Definition of burgle from the Collins English Dictionary
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