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verb [transitive] smuggle pronunciation in British English /ˈsmʌɡ(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesmuggling
past tensesmuggled
past participlesmuggled
  1. to take someone or something secretly and illegally into or out of a country, especially as a way of earning money
    The punishment is harsh for smuggling drugs into the country.
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    1. a.
      to take someone or something into or out of a place against the rules
      A guard caught him smuggling alcohol into the concert.
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