verb (used with object), bur·glar·ized, bur·glar·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), bur·glar·ized, bur·glar·iz·ing.
- burglar alarm,
Origin of burglarize
Examples from the Web for burglarize
It is absurd to say that one inherits the tendency to rob or rape or burglarize or kill.Crime: Its Cause and Treatment|Clarence Darrow
But one may use such new coinages as burglarize, home-run, and diner rather freely.News Writing|M. Lyle Spencer
You'd have thought you was fixed out to burglarize a restaurant before you could get your grub.Sixes and Sevens|O. Henry
Use of false or unauthorized words, as burglarize or supremest.Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922|Howard Phillips Lovecraft
The point is that by this time Daniel Crowley has, ah, infiltrated the institution you expected to burglarize tonight.The Common Man|Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
We see in a telegraphic despatch from across the boundary line that a store was "burglarized" a short time ago. We are sorry that any thing so dreadful should have happened to any of our inventive cousins. Truly the American language is "fearfully and wonderfully made." ["Upper Canada Law Journal," September 1865, p.228]
Burglarize, to, a term creeping into journalism. "The Yankeeisms donated, collided, and burglarized have been badly used up by an English magazine writer." (Southern Magazine, April, 1871.) The word has a dangerous rival in the shorter burgle. [Maximilian Schele De Vere, "Americanisms; The English of the New World," 1872]