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smug·gle

 (smŭg′əl)
v. smug·gled, smug·gling, smug·gles
v.tr.
1.
a. To bring into a country (a prohibited item) secretively and intentionally, in violation of the law.
b. To bring into a country (an item) secretively and intentionally without declaring the item to customs officials and paying the associated duties or taxes on it, in violation of the law.
2. To bring in or take out illicitly or by stealth: smuggled homemade popcorn into the theater.
v.intr.
To engage in smuggling.

[Probably Low German smukkeln, smuggeln or Middle Dutch smokkelen.]

smug′gler n.

smuggle

(ˈsmʌɡəl)
vb
1. (Law) to import or export (prohibited or dutiable goods) secretly
2. (tr; often foll by into or out of) to bring or take secretly, as against the law or rules
3. (foll by: away) to conceal; hide
[C17: from Low German smukkelen and Dutch smokkelen, perhaps from Old English smūgen to creep; related to Old Norse smjūga]
ˈsmuggler n
ˈsmuggling n

smug•gle

(ˈsmʌg əl)

v. -gled, -gling. v.t.
1. to import or export (goods) secretly, in violation of the law, esp. without payment of legal duty.
2. to bring, take, put, etc., surreptitiously.
v.i.
3. to import, export, or convey goods surreptitiously or in violation of the law.
[1680–90; < Low German smuggeln; c. German schmuggeln]
smug′gler, n.

smuggle


Past participle: smuggled
Gerund: smuggling

Imperative
smuggle
smuggle
Present
I smuggle
you smuggle
he/she/it smuggles
we smuggle
you smuggle
they smuggle
Preterite
I smuggled
you smuggled
he/she/it smuggled
we smuggled
you smuggled
they smuggled
Present Continuous
I am smuggling
you are smuggling
he/she/it is smuggling
we are smuggling
you are smuggling
they are smuggling
Present Perfect
I have smuggled
you have smuggled
he/she/it has smuggled
we have smuggled
you have smuggled
they have smuggled
Past Continuous
I was smuggling
you were smuggling
he/she/it was smuggling
we were smuggling
you were smuggling
they were smuggling
Past Perfect
I had smuggled
you had smuggled
he/she/it had smuggled
we had smuggled
you had smuggled
they had smuggled
Future
I will smuggle
you will smuggle
he/she/it will smuggle
we will smuggle
you will smuggle
they will smuggle
Future Perfect
I will have smuggled
you will have smuggled
he/she/it will have smuggled
we will have smuggled
you will have smuggled
they will have smuggled
Future Continuous
I will be smuggling
you will be smuggling
he/she/it will be smuggling
we will be smuggling
you will be smuggling
they will be smuggling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smuggling
you have been smuggling
he/she/it has been smuggling
we have been smuggling
you have been smuggling
they have been smuggling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smuggling
you will have been smuggling
he/she/it will have been smuggling
we will have been smuggling
you will have been smuggling
they will have been smuggling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smuggling
you had been smuggling
he/she/it had been smuggling
we had been smuggling
you had been smuggling
they had been smuggling
Conditional
I would smuggle
you would smuggle
he/she/it would smuggle
we would smuggle
you would smuggle
they would smuggle
Past Conditional
I would have smuggled
you would have smuggled
he/she/it would have smuggled
we would have smuggled
you would have smuggled
they would have smuggled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.smuggle - import or export without paying customs duties; "She smuggled cigarettes across the border"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
import - bring in from abroad
export - sell or transfer abroad; "we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance"

smuggle

verb sneak, spirit, slip, bring illegally Had it really been impossible to find someone who could smuggle out a letter?

smuggle

verb
1. To import or export secretly and illegally:
Idiom: run contraband.
2. To bring in or take out secretly:
Translations
يأخُذ أو يُرْسِل سِرّاًيُهَرِّبُيُهَرِّب
pašovattajně vynést
smugle
salakuljettaa
krijumčariti
csempészik
laumasmygla
密輸する
밀수입하다
gabenti kontrabandakontrabandininkasverstis kontrabanda
nelegāli ievestnodarboties ar kontrabanduslepus nogādāt/paņemt
pašovaťtajne vyniesť
tihotapiti
smuggla
ลักลอบนำเข้า
buôn lậu

smuggle

[ˈsmʌgl]
A. VT (= bring or take secretly) → pasar de contrabando
smuggled goodsmercancías fpl de contrabando
to smuggle goods in/outmeter/sacar mercancías de contrabando
to smuggle sth past or through Customspasar algo de contrabando por la aduana
to smuggle sb out in disguisepasar a algn disfrazado

smuggle

[ˈsmʌgəl] vt [+ goods, cigarettes, drugs] (to avoid tax)passer en contrebande
to smuggle sth into a country → passer qch en contrebande dans un pays
to smuggle sth in [+ forbidden thing] → faire entrer qch clandestinement
to smuggle sth out → faire sortir qch clandestinement
They managed to smuggle him out of prison → Ils ont réussi à le faire sortir de prison clandestinement.

smuggle

vt (lit, fig)schmuggeln; to smuggle somebody/something injdn/etw einschmuggeln, jdn einschleusen; to smuggle somebody/something outjdn/etw herausschmuggeln, jdn herausschleusen
vischmuggeln

smuggle

[ˈsmʌgl] vt (tobacco, drugs) → contrabbandare
to smuggle in/out (goods) → far entrare/uscire di contrabbando or clandestinamente (fig) (person, letter) → far entrare/uscire di nascosto
to smuggle sth past or through Customs → passare la dogana con qc senza dichiararlo

smuggle

(ˈsmagl) verb
1. to bring (goods) into, or send them out from, a country illegally, or without paying duty. He was caught smuggling (several thousand cigarettes through the Customs).
2. to send or take secretly. I smuggled some food out of the kitchen.
ˈsmuggler noun
a person who smuggles.
ˈsmuggling noun
the laws against smuggling; drug-smuggling.

smuggle

يُهَرِّبُ pašovat smugle schmuggeln κάνω λαθρεμπόριο pasar de contrabando salakuljettaa faire de la contrebande krijumčariti contrabbandare 密輸する 밀수입하다 smokkelen smugle przemycić contrabandear провозить контрабандой smuggla ลักลอบนำเข้า kaçakçılık yapmak buôn lậu 走私
References in classic literature ?
Itself a close and confined prison for debtors, it contained within it a much closer and more confined jail for smugglers.
From one activity to another had Tom Swift gone, now constructing some important invention for himself, as among others, when he made the photo-telephone, or developed a great searchlight which he presented to the Government for use in detecting smugglers on the border.
Evidently he belonged to the class of smugglers who ply their trade without resorting to violent courses, and who only exert patience and craft to defraud the government.
Some of the men who had been to field-work on the far side of the Admiral Benbow remembered, besides, to have seen several strangers on the road, and taking them to be smugglers, to have bolted away; and one at least had seen a little lugger in what we called Kitt's Hole.
So it wasn't Dona Rita, it wasn't Blunt, it wasn't the Pretender with his big infectious laugh, it wasn't all that lot of politicians, archbishops, and generals, of monks, guerrilleros, and smugglers by sea and land, of dubious agents and shady speculators and undoubted swindlers, who were pushing their fortunes at the risk of their precious skins.
under pretext of trading along the coast, these men, who are in reality smugglers, will prefer selling me to doing a good action.
They are, perhaps, in truth, a little disposed to be smugglers, but what harm is in that?
We Rattrays have always been a pretty warm lot, Cole, and in the old days we were the most festive smugglers on the coast; this tunnel's a relic of 'em, although it was only a tradition till I came into the property.
Flat, offering nothing but a tiny bay for the convenience of embarkation, and under the protection of the governor, who went shares with them, smugglers made use of it as a provisional
She told him quaint little stories of the smugglers, of wrecks, and the legends of the fisher people.
Would I take Scotty, the runaway sailor, to visit the harpooner, on the opium- smuggler Idler?
A certain portion of his time was passed at Cambridge, where he read with undergraduates as a sort of tolerated smuggler who drove a contraband trade in European languages, instead of conveying Greek and Latin through the Custom-house.