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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smugglingnoun

    secretly importing prohibited goods or goods on which duty is due


  1. smugglingnoun

    An act of smuggling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smuggling

    of Smuggle


  1. Smuggling

    Smuggling is the illegal transportation of goods or persons, such as out of a building, into a prison, or across an international border, in violation of applicable laws or other regulations. There are various motivations to smuggle. These include the participation in illegal trade, such as in the drug trade, in illegal immigration or illegal emigration, tax evasion, providing contraband to a prison inmate, or the theft of the items being smuggled. Examples of non-financial motivations include bringing banned items past a security checkpoint or the removal of classified documents from a government or corporate office. Smuggling is a common theme in literature, from Bizet's Carmen to the James Bond books Diamonds are Forever and Goldfinger.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. smuggling

    Defrauding the public revenue by importing or exporting goods without paying the customs dues chargeable upon them.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smuggling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smuggling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of smuggling in a Sentence

  1. Jishnu Basu:

    Killing or smuggling a cow is equivalent to raping a Hindu girl or destroying a Hindu temple.

  2. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:

    Arms smuggling is behind many acts of terrorism.

  3. Gregory Hess:

    They are a profit-driven business and they don't have any regard for the people that they're smuggling, that's what we just continually see here along the border here in Arizona.

  4. Johann Fuchs:

    They probably suffocated inside the truck. We are talking about human trafficking, homicide, even murder, we are likely looking at a Bulgarian-Hungarian people smuggling ring.

  5. Pennsylvania Zane David Memeger:

    Prison guards who violate security procedures by smuggling drugs and other contraband to inmates undermine that safety and make an inherently dangerous environment more dangerous.

Images & Illustrations of smuggling

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