HyperDic: smuggle

English > 1 sense of the word smuggle:
VERBpossessionsmuggleimport or export without paying customs duties
smuggle > pronunciation
Soundssmah'gahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > smuggle: 1 sense > verb 1, possession
Meaningimport or export without paying customs duties.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey smuggle the food to the people; They smuggle the people the food
Example"She smuggled cigarettes across the border"
Categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
crime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Broaderexportsell or transfer abroad
importbring in from abroad
Spanishcontrabandear
Nounssmugglersomeone who imports or exports without paying duties
smugglingsecretly importing prohibited goods or goods on which duty is due

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