Definition of 'smuggle'
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Oil was being smuggled illegally out of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Two friends discover romance and excitement when they are drawn into an international drug smuggling plot. The Sun (2010)Many people are smuggled in illegally and forced into crime. The Sun (2006)The success of this seizure will send a clear message of determination to stop the smuggling of illegal drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In 1995 the family received a second smuggled letter. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They're too busy smuggling drugs through the prison laundry and watching their backs in the shower. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He had smuggled drugs out of Turkey three times before getting caught. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Why try to smuggle a bomb on to a plane when you can blow up the check-in queue? Times, Sunday Times (2016)So why were passports given to two Iranians now accused of smuggling bomb parts to kill our forces? The Sun (2008)A prisoner kept an international drug smuggling operation going from his cell using a smuggled mobile phone. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Then one day, a woman received a smuggled letter from a brother who had disappeared on a fishing trip a generation earlier. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A twelfth person was charged last night over the alleged plot to smuggle bomb components on to aircraft and assemble explosive devices. Times, Sunday Times (2006)So he agreed to smuggle a letter into London '. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You don't have to be very bright to smuggle a bomb on to a Tube train. The Sun (2006)Britons flying from Sharm have been transported on planes with no baggage in the hold to minimise the risk of a bomb being smuggled on board. Times, Sunday Times (2015)On Friday Hall faces trial on charges of smuggling drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He said: 'There is growing evidence the increased smuggling of synthetic drugs is a major factor. The Sun (2015)He faces 15 years' jail for drug smuggling. The Sun (2011) Drug smuggling is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was allowed to write postcards in German and he was able to smuggle letters out with the help of Czech police. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'smuggle'
British English: smuggle /ˈsmʌɡl/ VERB
If someone smuggles things or people into a place or out of it, they take them there illegally or secretly.
He smuggled papers out each day and photocopied them.
- American English: smuggle
- Arabic: يُهَرِّبُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: contrabandear
- Chinese: 走私
- Croatian: krijumčariti
- Czech: pašovat
- Danish: smugle
- Dutch: smokkelen
- European Spanish: pasar de contrabando
- Finnish: salakuljettaa
- French: faire de la contrebande
- German: schmuggeln
- Greek: κάνω λαθρεμπόριο
- Italian: contrabbandare
- Japanese: 密輸する
- Korean: 밀수입하다
- Norwegian: smugle
- Polish: przemycić
- European Portuguese: contrabandear
- Romanian: a aduce pe furiș
- Russian: провозить контрабандой
- Spanish: pasar de contrabando
- Swedish: smuggla
- Thai: ลักลอบนำเข้า
- Turkish: kaçakçılık yapmak
- Ukrainian: провозити контрабандою
- Vietnamese: buôn lậu
Definition of smuggle from the Collins English Dictionary
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