Examples of smuggle in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of smuggle from the Web
These range from the menial (fixing her washing machine) to the potentially ruinous (smuggling a cake to Moscow by plane, which could cost a father who works at the airport his job).
Others were smuggling drugs, money, cellphones and porn.
Ser Davos smuggles Tyrion into the city to meet with Jaime, the only family member left that wouldn’t try to kill him on sight.
Anna-Sophia Lang of Süddeutsche Zeitung reports that five of the works now on display were pieces that Felsner smuggled out.
Kia Hampton, 28, was arrested on May 26 in Allen County, Ohio, after police say she was caught smuggling marijuana into the Allen Correctional Institution for Jeremy Kelly, an inmate at the facility, according to an affidavit detailing the arrest.
A former Miss Kentucky USA from Louisville is accused of smuggling drugs into an Ohio prison for an inmate.
Activists say some defectors return to smuggle out relatives or are abducted in China and taken into the North.
The artifacts include ancient clay tablets featuring cuneiform writing, clay bullae, and cylinder seals, and were allegedly smuggled into the U.S via The United Arab Emirates and Israel for $1.6 million.
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Origin and Etymology of smuggle
First Known Use: 1687See Words from the same year
SMUGGLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of smuggle for English Language Learners
: to move (someone or something) from one country into another illegally and secretly
: to take or bring (something) secretly
SMUGGLE Defined for Kids
Definition of smuggle for Students
- They smuggled stolen goods.
- It had been my intention to smuggle a couple of sandwiches …
- —Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee
legal Definition of smuggle
- smuggle drugs
- convicted of smuggling weapons
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