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burgle

[bur-guh l] /ˈbɜr gəl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), burgled, burgling.
1.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; back formation from burglar
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  • Sadly, the drawing disappeared when the château was burgled some years later.
  • The threat of being burgled or having their residence broken into is more real to them than the threat of being trapped in a fire.
British Dictionary definitions for burgled

burgle

/ˈbɜːɡəl/
verb
1.
to commit burglary upon (a house, etc)
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Word Origin and History for burgled

burgle

v.

1869, verbal back-formation from burglar (q.v.). Related: Burgled; burgling. Cf. burglarize.

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Slang definitions & phrases for burgled

burgle

verb

To break into a place to rob; burglarize (1870+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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