smuggle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “smuggle” in the English Dictionary

"smuggle" in British English

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smuggleverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /ˈsmʌɡ.l̩/
C2 to take things or ​people to or from a ​placesecretly and often ​illegally: She was ​caughttrying to smuggle 26 ​kilos of ​heroin out of/into the ​country. They ​managed to smuggle a ​video of the ​captivejournalists out of the ​prison.
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smuggling
noun [U] uk   us   /-lɪŋ/
The ​murdered man is ​thought to have been ​involved in drug smuggling.
(Definition of smuggle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"smuggle" in American English

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smuggleverb [T]

 us   /ˈsmʌɡ·əl/
to take things or ​people to or from a ​country or ​placeillegally and ​secretly: He was ​caughttrying to smuggle ​goodsacross the ​border.
smuggler
noun [C]  us   /ˈsmʌɡ·lər/
drug smugglers
(Definition of smuggle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"smuggle" in Business English

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smuggleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈsmʌɡl/
LAW to take ​goods or ​people into or out of a country ​illegally: He was sentenced to 65 months in prison for smuggling 14 ​kilograms of cocaine.smuggle sb/sth into somewhere The three ​immigrants were smuggled into Florida.smuggle sb/sth in Customsofficials believe up to 100 pets are smuggled in each week.smuggle sb/sth out of somewhere The ​money was smuggled out of the country.smuggle sb/sth out A third of all the maize-meal ​milled in Zambia is smuggled out. The ​people were smuggled across the border.
(Definition of smuggle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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