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Synonyms for burglary

breaking and entering

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for burglary

the act of entering a building or room with the intent to commit theft

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Words related to burglary

entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property

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By the time the case went to court the East European burgler had been deported so the judge threw the case out of court.
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Did a sudden noise alarm the young wife, sending her courageous fork-wielding young husband out to save her from a cat burgler? Or did hubby actually paw through all that flotsam just to retrieve a missing wedding present?
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And we know, without being told, that Lizzie's dark man is a figment of her mind; that the scatalogical burgler who fouls Old Borden's bed is none other than Lizzie herself.