burglar collocations and examples

 UK /ˈbɜː(r)ɡlə(r)/

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someone who enters a building illegally and steals things


Adjectives frequently used with burglar
possible: potential, suspected, would-beIt would have been a good opportunity for would-be burglars to get inside.who has committed many crimes: professional, prolific, serialA prolific burglar was finally arrested, convicted and sent to jail.types of burglar: distraction, house, opportunistOpportunist burglars are always on the look out for a quick way into your home.
Verbs frequently used with burglar
prevent burglars: deter, keep someone out, stopThere are plenty of things you can do to deter a burglar.Intruder alarms play a significant role in keeping the burglar out.meet a burglar stealing something: catch, confront, disturbHe disturbed a burglar at his home.
Verbs that frequently follow burglar
enter a house: break in/into, enter, get in/intoMost burglars get in through a back door or window.choose who/where to steal from: targetShe has been targeted by burglars in the past.
 
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