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smuggleverb [T]

 us   /ˈsmʌɡ·əl/
to take things or people to or from a country or place illegally and secretly: He was caught trying to smuggle goods across the border.
smuggler
noun [C]  us   /ˈsmʌɡ·lər/
drug smugglers
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smuggleverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈsmʌɡ.əl/  us   /ˈsmʌɡ.əl/
C2 to take things or people to or from a place secretly and often illegally: She was caught trying to smuggle 26 kilos of heroin out of/into the country. They managed to smuggle a video of the captive journalists out of the prison.

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smuggling
noun [U] uk   /ˈsmʌɡ.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈsmʌɡ.lɪŋ/
The murdered man is thought to have been involved in drug smuggling.
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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 Customs officials 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.
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