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Meaning of burgle #1 (permalink) Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:16 am   Meaning of burgle
 

Test No. incompl/inter-24 "What now?", question 8

The plan was to pretend to ......... her house late one night and see if she was really any good at knowing it was going to happen.

(a) steal
(b) burgle
(c) rob
(d) enter

Test No. incompl/inter-24 "What now?", answer 8

The plan was to pretend to burgle her house late one night and see if she was really any good at knowing it was going to happen.

Correct answer: (b) burgle

Your answer was: incorrect
The plan was to pretend to enter her house late one night and see if she was really any good at knowing it was going to happen.
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Meaning of burgle #2 (permalink) Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:06 am   Meaning of burgle
 

Hi Deepak,

Burgle means get into someone's house illegally with the idea of stealing something.

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Meaning of burgle #3 (permalink) Fri Sep 23, 2005 23:38 pm   Meaning of burgle
 

Alan wrote:
Hi Deepak,

Burgle means get into someone's house illegally with the idea of stealing something.

Alan

Hi,
Can i say rob?

Rob= to steal money or property from a person or place:
to rob a bank

Thank you in advance!
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Meaning of burgle #4 (permalink) Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:23 am   Meaning of burgle
 

Hi,

Is it because 'rob' is apt to be used for some 'big deal' such as rob a bank that it doesn't fit in here?

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Meaning of burgle #5 (permalink) Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:19 am   Meaning of burgle
 

Hi,

'Rob' has the meaning of steal from someone or something. In the test reference is made to someone 'breaking into a house' obviously with the intention of stealing but essentially the first step is 'enter by force'.

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Meaning of burgle #6 (permalink) Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:47 pm   Meaning of burgle
 

Hi,
I always believed that I use burgle into a house and rob a house. Was I wrong?
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Meaning of burgle #7 (permalink) Fri May 08, 2009 19:02 pm   Meaning of burgle
 

why can't it be : steal? thanks
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