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Definition of Smuggle


  1. To import or export secretly, contrary to the law; to import or export without paying the duties imposed by law; as, to smuggle lace.
  2. Fig.: To convey or introduce clandestinely.
  3. To import or export in violation of the customs laws.

Smuggle Quotations

I have no problem with technological solutions to social problems. The key question for me is, 'Who gets to implement them?' and, 'What kinds of politics of reform do technological solutions smuggle through the back door?'
Evgeny Morozov

While analogies are useful, however, they can also be misleading. They smuggle in assumptions that can be wrong.
Michael Mandelbaum

It was one of those great miracles of history that they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain just before they were invaded by the Nazis.
Michael Apted

It has become much more difficult to smuggle dangerous substances across our borders over the past three years, and this is creating real problems for drug traffickers.
John Walters

I smuggled the camera, it was no problem to smuggle the camera there. And I took 60 photos, two films, during the time when there was no one in the control room, in the building.
Mordechai Vanunu
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Smuggle Translations

smuggle in Dutch is smokkelen
smuggle in German is schmuggeln
smuggle in Italian is contrabbandare
smuggle in Spanish is pasar de contrabando, contrabandear
smuggle in Swedish is smoking, smuggla

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