burglarize

[ bur-gluh-rahyz ]
/ ˈbɜr gləˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), bur·glar·ized, bur·glar·iz·ing.

to break into and steal from: Thieves burglarized the warehouse.

verb (used without object), bur·glar·ized, bur·glar·iz·ing.

to commit burglary.
Also especially British, bur·glar·ise.

Origin of burglarize

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; burglar + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM burglarize

un·bur·glar·ized, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH burglarize

burglarize mug rip off rob steal (see synonym study at rob)
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British Dictionary definitions for burglarize

burglarize

burglarise

/ (ˈbɜːɡləˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) US and Canadian to break into (a place) and steal from (someone); burgle
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