ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-smuggling (audio)
variants or less commonly antismuggling
: serving or intended to prevent or restrict smuggling
anti-smuggling laws/measures
NATO remains deployed in the Aegean to back up Greek and EU anti-smuggling operations …Associated Press
Three years ago, when James joined Ghana's anti-smuggling task force, his job was to intercept illicit cocoa shipments …Joe Bavier

Examples of anti-smuggling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Biden administration has taken several steps, including a collaborative law enforcement anti-smuggling campaign in 2022 that led to thousands of arrests, to crack down on cartel smuggling. Michael Dorgan, Fox News, 3 Feb. 2024 Operation Sentinel is a collaborative anti-smuggling initiative between three DHS entities − HSI, CBP and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services − and the State Department, and the FBI and DEA, which fall under the Justice Department. Josh Meyer, USA TODAY, 17 July 2023 Unless the House returns to Austin and reverses its previous vote, the anti-smuggling can’t move on to the Governor. Aarón Torres, Dallas News, 7 June 2023 Biden highlighted his announcement in Los Angeles earlier this month of the launch of an anti-smuggling campaign with the country’s regional partners. Josh Wingrove,, 28 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-smuggling was in 1818

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-smuggling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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