to break into and steal from:
Thieves burglarized the warehouse.
to commit burglary.
News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 Howard Phillips Lovecraft
The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
Crime: Its Cause and Treatment Clarence Darrow
Sixes and Sevens O. Henry
(transitive) (US & Canadian) to break into (a place) and steal from (someone); burgle
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]
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