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"contraband" in British English

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contrabandnoun [U]

uk   /ˈkɒn.trə.bænd/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
goods that are ​brought into or taken out of the ​countrysecretly and ​illegally: The ​lorrycontained thousands of ​poundsworth of contraband.
contraband
adjective uk   us  
contraband ​cigarettes/​goods
(Definition of contraband from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contraband" in American English

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contrabandnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkɑn·trəˌbænd/
goods that are ​secretly or ​illegallybrought into or taken out of a ​country
contraband
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈkɑn·trəˌbænd/
contraband ​chemicals/​goods
(Definition of contraband from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"contraband" in Business English

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contrabandnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈkɒntrəbænd/
goods which are ​brought into or taken out of the country secretly and ​illegally: The ​truck contained thousands of ​poundsworth of contraband.
contraband
adjective
contraband ​goods/cigarettes
(Definition of contraband from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contraband”
in Spanish contrabando…
in Vietnamese hàng lậu…
in Malaysian barang gelap…
in Thai สินค้าเถื่อน…
in French contrebande…
in German die Schmuggelware…
in Chinese (Simplified) 违禁品, 走私货…
in Turkish kaçak/sirkat eşya/mal…
in Russian контрабанда…
in Indonesian barang terlarang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 違禁品, 走私貨…
in Polish kontrabanda, towary z przemytu…
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