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English definition of “smuggle”

smuggle

verb [T usually + adv/prep]     /ˈsmʌɡ.l̩/
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.Trafficking and racketeering smuggling     /-lɪŋ/ noun [U] The murdered man is thought to have been involved in drug smuggling.Trafficking and racketeering
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