Definition of Smuggle

1. Verb. Import or export without paying customs duties. "They smuggle the people the food"; "She smuggled cigarettes across the border"




Definition of Smuggle

1. v. t. To import or export secretly, contrary to the law; to import or export without paying the duties imposed by law; as, to smuggle lace.

2. v. i. To import or export in violation of the customs laws.

Definition of Smuggle

1. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To bring in surreptitiously ¹

3. Verb. (slang) To thrash or be thrashed by a bear's claws, or to swipe at or be swiped at by a person's arms in a bearlike manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smuggle

1. to import or export illicitly [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smuggle

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smudgiest
smudgily
smudginess
smudginesses
smudging
smudgy
smug
smugged
smugger
smuggeries
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smuggest
smugging
smugglable
smuggle (current term)
smuggled
smuggler
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smugness
smugnesses
smugs
smuon
smuons
smur
smurf

Literary usage of Smuggle

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1. Golspie: Contributions to Its Folklore by Edward Williams Byron Nicholson (1897)
"It is described as a Glasgow game in Jamieson's Dictionary, where it is called ' smuggle the geg.' It is obviously an imitation of smuggling, and, ..."

2. The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"The prisoners of tho cell in which we had managed to smuggle ourselves, ... Myself and another were to smuggle ourselves into a cell on the outside of the ..."

3. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"A blackguard smuggler, right behint her, He'll have them by fair trade, if not, he will smuggle ; The Authors Cry and Prayer. ..."

4. Ned Myers; or, A life before the mast by James Fenimore Cooper (1843)
"I fear there are few merchants, and fewer seamen, man-of-war officers excepted, who will not smuggle.* I laid out most of my hundred dollars in getting a ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"... in Cuba the American army would depart, leaving Cubans to govern themselves and their country. the city were suffered to smuggle provisions out to them. ..."

6. My Reminiscences by Raphael Pumpelly (1918)
"So I managed to smuggle in as much powder and lead as I dared to carry, trusting to finding bullet- molds among my friends. Fortunately my examination at ..."

7. A Digest of the Criminal Law (crimes and Punishments) by James Fitzjames Stephen (1883)
"PERSONS ASSEMBLED IN ORDER TO smuggle. 2 Every one commits a misdemeanor, and is liable to a fine of not more than £500, and not less than £100, ..."

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