: to import or export secretly contrary to the law and especially without paying duties imposed by law
: to convey or introduce surreptitiously
Examples of SMUGGLE
- He was arrested for smuggling drugs into the country.
- They smuggled immigrants across the border.
- The paintings had been smuggled out of the country before the war.
- We smuggled his favorite sandwich past the nurse.
Origin of SMUGGLE
Low German smuggeln
& Dutch smokkelen
First Known Use: 1687
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