smuggle

[smuhg-uhl]
verb (used with object), smuggled, smuggling.
1.
to import or export (goods) secretly, in violation of the law, especially without payment of legal duty.
2.
to bring, take, put, etc., surreptitiously: She smuggled the gun into the jail inside a cake.
verb (used without object), smuggled, smuggling.
3.
to import, export, or convey goods surreptitiously or in violation of the law.

Origin:
1680–90; < Low German smuggeln; cognate with German schmuggeln

smuggler, noun
antismuggling, adjective
unsmuggled, adjective
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smuggle (ˈsmʌɡəl)
 
vb (foll by away)
1.  to import or export (prohibited or dutiable goods) secretly
2.  (tr; often foll by into or out of) to bring or take secretly, as against the law or rules
3.  to conceal; hide
 
[C17: from Low German smukkelen and Dutch smokkelen, perhaps from Old English smūgen to creep; related to Old Norse smjūga]
 
'smuggler
 
n
 
'smuggling
 
n

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Example sentences
They want the tech, but in reality they would likely stoop to terrorism by
  smuggling a nuke though a porous border or coastline.
The ongoing conflict means that rampant looting of sites and smuggling of
  artifacts continue virtually unchecked.
Evidence shows that smuggling has decreased through better law enforcement and
  by curbing the tobacco industry's own activities.
It stands accused of supporting cigarette smuggling.
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