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Smuggle definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SMUG'GLE, v.t. [We probably have the root mug, in hugger mugger.]
1. To import or export secretly goods which are forbidden by the goverment to be imported or exported; or secretly to import or export dutiable goods without paying the duties imposed by law; to run.
2. To convey clandestinely.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: import or export without paying customs duties; "She smuggled cigarettes across the border"

Merriam Webster's

verb (smuggled; smuggling) Etymology: Low German smuggeln & Dutch smokkelen Date: 1687 transitive verb 1. to import or export secretly contrary to the law and especially without paying duties imposed by law 2. to convey or introduce surreptitiously intransitive verb to import or export something in violation of the customs laws smuggler noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 (also absol.) import or export (goods) illegally esp. without payment of customs duties. 2 (foll. by in, out) convey secretly. 3 (foll. by away) put into concealment. Derivatives: smuggler n. smuggling n. Etymology: 17th c. (also smuckle) f. LG smukkeln smuggelen

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Smuggle Smug"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smuggled; p. pr. & vb. n. Smuggling.] [Of Low German or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga to introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug secretly, D. smuigen to eat in secret, AS. sm?gan to creep. See Smock.] 1. 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. Fig.: To convey or introduce clandestinely.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Smuggle Smug"gle, v. i. To import or export in violation of the customs laws.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(smuggles, smuggling, smuggled) If someone smuggles things or people into a place or out of it, they take them there illegally or secretly. My message is 'If you try to smuggle drugs you are stupid'... Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle a bomb into Belfast airport... Had it really been impossible to find someone who could smuggle out a letter?... VERB: V n, V n prep, V n with adv smuggling An air hostess was arrested and charged with drug smuggling.




 


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