Definition of "smuggle" [smug•gle]

  • To import or export without paying lawful customs charges or duties. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring in or take out illicitly or by stealth. (verb-transitive)
  • To engage in smuggling. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "smuggle" in a sentence
  • "Schumann, in his playful manner, speaks of caprice and wantonness, and insinuates that Chopin bound together four of his maddest children, and entitled them sonata, in order that he might perhaps under this name smuggle them in where otherwise they would not penetrate."
  • "If this person was known since August, 2009, do you really believe someone else – who is not being watched – would have been unable to "smuggle" a bomb onto the airline?"
  • "It is wrapped like that because someone (on their request) was supposed to "smuggle" it to the US where no such sheep tail fat can be found."