import or export without paying customs duties
"She smuggled cigarettes across the border"
To import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties
To bring in surreptitiously
To thrash or be thrashed by a bear's claws, or to swipe at or be swiped at by a person's arms in a bearlike manner.
to import or export secretly, contrary to the law; to import or export without paying the duties imposed by law; as, to smuggle lace
fig.: To convey or introduce clandestinely
to import or export in violation of the customs laws
Origin: [Of Low German or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga to introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug secretly, D. smuigen to eat in secret, AS. smgan to creep. See Smock.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
smug′l, v.t. to import or export without paying the legal duty: to convey secretly.—ns. Smugg′ler, one who smuggles: a vessel used in smuggling; Smugg′ling, defrauding the government of revenue by the evasion of custom-duties or excise-taxes. [Low Ger. smuggeln, cog. with Ger. schmuggeln; Dut. smuigen, to eat secretly.]
smug′l, v.t. to fondle, cuddle.
The numerical value of smuggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of smuggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A Russian-flagged oil tanker was captured this afternoon when it tried to smuggle oil off Zawara.
Only if migrants know they will never succeed and never reach Europe will they stop coming, they will not drown, and the criminals who smuggle them in those boats will not get their money any more.
(The CIA) had ongoing information to suggest that (terrorists) were trying to smuggle nuclear weapons into the U.S., there was all this anthrax stuff going on, there was credible evidence to suggest that there was another wave of attacks coming and we couldn't have it happen.
People use all sorts of different methods to smuggle prohibited items into prisons, i've heard of drones being used before, but not a lot. To be honest the most common method I've heard of smuggling drugs into prisons is by stuffing them into tennis balls and hitting them over.
They are used for terrorist attacks, but they are also used to smuggle arms and contraband, we have learned that these tunnels are being used well beyond Israel. Korea is another example -- tunnels have been found in North Korea. Here at home, more than 150 tunnels have been found since 2009.
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- contrabandear, contrabando, pasarSpanish
- salakaubana vedamaEstonian
- passer en contrebandeFrench
- криумчари, шверцуваMacedonian
- провозить контрабандойRussian
- kunyataSouthern Sotho
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