UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɜːrglər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɝglɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bûrglər)

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thief - robber - burglar
Anyone that steals can be called a thief. A robber often uses violence or the threat of violence to steal things from places such as banks or shops.
They caught the armed robber who raided a supermarket.
A burglar breaks into houses or other buildings and steals things.
The average burglar spends just two minutes inside your house.
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