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Topic: CRIME

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Low German
Origin: smuggeln and Dutch smokkelen

smuggle

verb
     
smug‧gle [transitive]
1SCC to take something or someone illegally from one country to another
smuggle something across something
The guns were smuggled across the border.
smuggle something into/out of/from something
Illegal immigrants are smuggled into the country by boat.
2 informal to take something or someone secretly to a place where they are not allowed to be
smuggle something into something
He smuggled his notes into the exam.
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