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noun [countable/uncountable] British English pronunciation: burglary /ˈbɜː(r)ɡləri/ 
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  1. the crime of entering a building illegally in order to steal things

    He was jailed for 12 months for burglary.

    Burglaries are on the increase in the area.

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