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
Officials said a passenger traveling to Barbados from Miami International Airport tried to get a python onto a flight, but it wasn’t brought on the plane in plain view, it was being smuggled wrapped in nylon, inside a hard drive, WSVN reported.
According to the emergency manager Guditus, people don't realize that — similar to Israel's border with the Gaza Strip — tunnels have been dug under the Mexico/U.S. border that are used to smuggle drugs and for infiltration into the United States.
There’s also concern about methadone and Suboxone being misused by prisoners, since they are sometimes smuggled in for purposes of intoxication or self-treatment of withdrawal.
In Reynosa, a migrant hub across the Rio Grande from McAllen, Texas, killings and shootouts are almost daily occurrences as rival drug gangs fight turf wars to control key routes to smuggle drugs and migrants.
Police believe that the weed was smuggled into Texas from a state where the plant's growth is legal, to be sold in and around Central Texas.
Similar videos have been posted to social media of Latin American men harassing foreign female fans and flight attendants, smuggling liquor into games, as well as making homophobic chants.
Two others pleaded guilty to smuggling goods into the U.S., and one other executive to aiding and abetting the altering of country of origin marks, according to their plea agreements filed in court in January.
In recent months, there have been news reports about big rigs smuggling immigrants into the U.S., including a case in Texas involving dozens of people, 10 who died, being transported as cargo in a semi-trailer.
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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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