burgle
burgle urgle v. [by back-formation from burglar.] to commit a burglary; to enter and rob a dwelling.

Syn: burglarize, heist. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • burgle — UK [ˈbɜː(r)ɡ(ə)l] / US [ˈbɜrɡ(ə)l] verb [transitive] Word forms burgle : present tense I/you/we/they burgle he/she/it burgles present participle burgling past tense burgled past participle burgled British to enter a building and steal things I… …   English dictionary

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