- 1Move (goods) illegally into or out of a country: he’s been smuggling cigarettes from Gibraltar into Spain (as noun smuggling) cocaine smuggling has increased alarminglyMore example sentences
- Revenue was also busy cracking illegal cigarette and tobacco smuggling.
- They also have enforcement of copyright laws and tighter control on pirated goods being smuggled into the country.
- The pictures show baby lemurs from Madagascar that have been illegally smuggled into the country.
- 1.1Convey (someone or something) somewhere secretly and illicitly: he smuggled out a messageMore example sentences
- In three of these students were found to have secretly smuggled mobile phones into the examination rooms.
- The film was smuggled into Indonesia aboard a repatriation ship and given a lot of publicity in the republican press.
- One was posing as a baggage handler from London's International Airport, and he smuggled weapons aboard.
late 17th century: from Low German smuggelen, of unknown ultimate origin.