Definitions for smuggleˈsmʌg əl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word smuggle
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.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A Russian-flagged oil tanker was captured this afternoon when it tried to smuggle oil off Zawara.
We reject outright the premise that the Turkish government is in league with ISIL to smuggle oil across its borders, we frankly see no evidence, none, to support such an accusation.
We reject outright the premise that the Turkish Government is in league with ISIL to smuggle oil across its borders, and we frankly see no evidence – none – to support such an accusation.
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.
Translations for smuggle
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- contrabandear, contrabando, pasarSpanish
- salakaubana vedamaEstonian
- passer en contrebandeFrench
- криумчари, шверцуваMacedonian
- провозить контрабандойRussian
- kunyataSouthern Sotho
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