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
The rescue plan was simple but risky: The children were surreptitiously handed over a hedge between the nursery and the college and hidden in a classroom until they could be smuggled to the countryside by Dutch Resistance groups.
That forced me to focus on the rebel side, which meant being smuggled across the Turkish border into northern Syria.
He was actually smuggled out of the country in an orange crate.
According to the government agency Chilean National Monuments Council, the skeleton may have been illegally exhumed and smuggled out of the country.
The drug ring collects £6,000 (approximately $13,000), and the person who smuggles the drugs collects £3,000 (approximately $6,500) toward his tickets to heaven.
Another new paper sketches in horrifying detail what this failure would mean, though its findings are smuggled in under cover of rhetorical optimism.
One of those arrested, accused of kissing an inmate and smuggling drugs, had the inmate's name tattooed on her arm -- and the inmate had her name tattooed on his, officials said.
Prosecutors charged Loaiza, 46, with possession and transportation for sale of more than 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of cocaine, a cocaine base or heroin, and using a false compartment to smuggle drugs.
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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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