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
According to court records, a person contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations to report that a relative was being smuggled into the United States and was being held against his will in Houston.
But text messages indicated he was actively involved in smuggling a variety of animals.
Six people were arrested in Japan for attempting to avoid paying customs taxes by smuggling gold bars in an airplane toilet.
It can be converted to liquid, and has been smuggled in iced tea bottles, disguised as horse shampoo and hidden in tortillas.
Belgium’s surrender to Nazi Germany saw plans for the gun smuggled out of the country to Canada, where they were built for Nationalist Chinese forces and British and Canadian paratroopers and special forces.
Yet eager hands were willing to fork over lots of dollars to purchase the Canadian products and smuggle bottles and barrels of whiskey, vodka, bourbon and rye south over the border.
Steiner, the public defender, said another attorney told him that federal investigators were looking into reports of contraband being smuggled into jail and asked to access the recording equipment.
But Stirling blames part of the rise in prison violence on cellsphones smuggled into prisons.
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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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