• noun: the act of illegally entering a building in order to steal things
  • noun: the act of breaking and entering a dwelling at night to commit a felony (as theft)


  • He has been charged with attempted 'burglary'.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) Then you could sneak safely away as planned. Yeah, let's see, $ . How much do you need? Well, this is first offense burglary. That's about . Lisa's handbag. Yeah. How much does she have? Fifty cents. (..)
    1954 Rear Window
  • (..) Elmo Blatch. Big, twitchy fucker. Kind of roomie you pray you don't get. You know what I'm saying? Six-to-twelve, armed burglary. Said he pulled hundreds of jobs. Hard to believe, high-strung as he was. You cut a loud fart, he jumped three feet. Talked all the time too. That's (..)
    1994 The Shawshank Redemption
  • (..) Some may imagine that a noble quest is at hand. A quest to reclaim a homeland... ...and slay a dragon. I myself suspect a more prosaic motive. Attempted burglary. Or something of that ilk. You have found... ...a way in. You seek that which would... ...bestow upon you the right to rule. (..)
    2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug