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smuggle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
smugglesmug‧gle /ˈsmʌɡəl/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 SCCto take something or someone illegally from one country to anothersmuggle 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 informalHIDE/NOT SHOW to take something or someone secretly to a place where they are not allowed to besmuggle something into something 🔊 He smuggled his notes into the exam.
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Examples from the Corpus
smuggleI smuggled a copy out when I left because I thought it was so funny.Meanwhile, smuggling fees have tripled in some cases to $ 1,000.He leaned in to talk and smuggle her a cigarette.He thought it a punishment for the note the young cleric had tried to smuggle out via De Gaulle.And the cave Ogof Tobacco bears witness to the area's smuggling past.If this involves smuggling something of an avant-garde sensibility into the theorization of television, so be it.I'll smuggle you in through the back door.
From Longman Business Dictionarysmugglesmug‧gle /ˈsmʌgəl/ verb [transitive]LAW to take something or someone illegally from one country to anothersmuggle something into/out ofThey caught her trying to smuggle drugs into France.The silver was found in Yugoslavia and smuggled out.smuggling noun [uncountable]They claimed the government knew about the arms smuggling.smuggler noun [countable]A network of professional smugglers manage the stream of narcotics into the United States.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
smuggle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysmuggle
he, she, itsmuggles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysmuggled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave smuggled
he, she, ithas smuggled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad smuggled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill smuggle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have smuggled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam smuggling
he, she, itis smuggling
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you, we, theyare smuggling
Past
I, he, she, itwas smuggling
you, we, theywere smuggling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been smuggling
he, she, ithas been smuggling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been smuggling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be smuggling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been smuggling
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