smuggle

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 [ˈsmʌgəl]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
smug•gle /ˈsmʌgəl/USA pronunciation   v.,  -gled, -gling. 
  1. to convey (goods) secretly and illegally into or out of a country: [+ object]to smuggle heroin.[no object]a fast boat used to smuggle along the coast.
  2. to bring, take, put, etc., secretly:[+ object]smuggled his class notes into the science test.
smug•gler, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
smug•gle  (smugəl),USA pronunciation 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:She smuggled the gun into the jail inside a cake.

v.i. 
  1. to import, export, or convey goods surreptitiously or in violation of the law.
smuggler, n. 
  • Low German smuggeln; cognate with German schmuggeln
  • 1680–90


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

smuggle /ˈsmʌɡəl/ vb
  1. to import or export (prohibited or dutiable goods) secretly
  2. (tr; often followed by into or out of) to bring or take secretly, as against the law or rules
Etymology: 17th Century: from Low German smukkelen and Dutch smokkelen, perhaps from Old English smūgen to creep; related to Old Norse smjūga

ˈsmuggler n ˈsmuggling n



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