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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smuggling(noun)

    secretly importing prohibited goods or goods on which duty is due


  1. smuggling(Noun)

    An act of smuggling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smuggling

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  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. Jessica Vaughan:

    Our lax immigration policies, our sanctuary policies, and the inability to make progress on drug abuse problems in the U.S. are what have enriched the cartels to begin with, they’re making so much money smuggling through the border.

  2. Andres Jimenez:

    This is a fundamental case in our fight against smuggling, we are going after all of this corrupt structure, and the resources behind them.

  3. Israel Katz:

    There is cooperation between them in the realm of weapons smuggling and terrorist attacks. The Egyptians know this, and the Saudis, at the same time, within Gaza, ISIS (Islamic State) has been flouting Hamas. But they have common cause against the Jews, in Israel or abroad.

  4. Iuliu Winkler:

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, this has meant even fewer legal jobs, a surge in smuggling, no taxes paid, thousands of people deprived of their livelihood.

  5. Wilfredo Vargas:

    This shouldn't be necessary, but I hope it (fingerprinting) decreases smuggling, that this becomes less of a mess.

Images & Illustrations of smuggling

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