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smuggle

smug·gle

smuggle

 
 
pronunciation:
smuh gl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: smuggled, smuggles, smuggling
definition 1: to import or export illegally, esp. without paying taxes or duties.
They were smuggling fine art into the country.
similar words:
run
definition 2: to bring in or take out in secret.
She was caught smuggling cigarettes into her room.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to engage in the illegal trafficking of goods.
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derivation: smuggler (n.)