Definition of smuggle in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsməɡəl/

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transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Move (goods) illegally into or out of a country.

    • ‘he's been smuggling cigarettes from Gibraltar into Spain’
    1. 1.1with object and adverbial of direction Convey (someone or something) somewhere secretly and illicitly.
      • ‘he smuggled out a message’
      bring illegally, take illegally, run, sneak
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Late 17th century from Low German smuggelen, of unknown ultimate origin.