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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 ?
It had been my intention to smuggle a couple of sand- wiches into my helmet, but I was interrupted in the act, and had to make an excuse and lay them aside, and a dog got them.
He said if I'd a wanted it to hide a knife in, and smuggle it to Jim to kill the seneskal with, it would a been all right.
You can smuggle her out the way you smuggled her in and take her back to her mother.
I can go out when I like, and I'll smuggle the prog in.
They travel nearly all over it, and there is no town out of which they do not go full up of meat and drink, as the saying is, and with a real, at least, in money, and they come off at the end of their travels with more than a hundred crowns saved, which, changed into gold, they smuggle out of the kingdom either in the hollow of their staves or in the patches of their pilgrim's cloaks or by some device of their own, and carry to their own country in spite of the guards at the posts and passes where they are searched.
Some of this money he invested in various strange purchases which he managed to smuggle into the house, undetected, when he returned late in the afternoon.
Ay, but we don't smuggle in America," returned the colonel, with an aplomb that might have done credit to Vidocq himself; "in our republican country the laws are all in all.
At night I would smuggle him into my bed place, and we would whisper together, with the regular footfalls of the officer of the watch passing and repassing over our heads.
To smuggle her back across the frontier was another job but it wasn't my job.
It was the first time I had ever known Wyatt to keep from me any of his artistical secrets; but here he evidently intended to steal a march upon me, and smuggle a fine picture to New York, under my very nose; expecting me to know nothing of the matter.
Nobody else knew that he was on board, and Dag Daughtry, thoroughly aware that he had stolen a white man's dog, hoped to keep his presence secret and smuggle him ashore when the Makambo docked in Sydney.
The second act opened before Philly Doyle's underground still, with Peggy and her battered donkey come in to smuggle a load of potheen across the bog, and to bring Philly word of what was doing in the world without, and of what was happening along the roadsides and ditches with the first gleam of fine weather.