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verb [transitive] smuggle pronunciation in British English /ˈsmʌɡ(ə)l/
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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.
    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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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