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import something (from something) (into something)

to buy and transport something from a foreign place into a country. We imported the carpets from the Orient into this country. They imported wine into this country from France. I imported this from Germany.
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At first I was puzzled by all these strange fruits, and by the strange flowers I saw, but later I began to perceive their import.
The light of the half moon fell ghostly through the foliage of trees in spots and patches, revealing much that was unsightly, and the black shadows seemed conspiracies withholding to the proper time revelations of darker import.
With all the condescension of an elder brother he sometimes explained to him the true import of things, but he derived little satisfaction from arguing with him because he got the better of him too easily.
The elder Mohican heard with deep gravity, and appeared to ponder on his words, as though he felt the importance of their import.
As its name imports (smeer, fat; berg, to put up), this village was founded in order to afford a place for the blubber of the dutch whale fleet to be tried out, without being taken home to Holland for that purpose.
Give me a culture which imports much muck from the meadows, and deepens the soil--not that which trusts to heating manures, and improved implements and modes of culture only!
All products that can in the nature of things be manufactured elsewhere than where they are consumed will be imported in payment of deer-forest rents from foreign sportsmen, or of dividends due to shareholders resident in England, but holding shares in companies abroad, and these imports will not be paid for by ex ports, because rent and interest are not paid for at all--a fact which the Free Traders do not yet see, or at any rate do not mention, although it is the key to the whole mystery of their opponents.
No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
The European Union will ask the World Trade Organization to decide whether its banana import rules are unfair in an effort to avoid 100 percent tariffs on EU exports the United States is expected to list as early as today.
However, the increased import and export opportunities have exposed more companies to customs penalties.
He got labels of the 60 brands he planned to import, attached a check for the registration costs of each--about $10-$20 per label--and filed the appropriate forms with the state and federal government.
In contrast, import growth sagged in the second half of the year as a result of developments in the U.
In this report, Textiles Intelligence reveals trends in EU imports and import prices for textiles and clothing as a whole and for 15 major product categories -- namely cotton yarn, fabrics woven from synthetic staple fibres, fabrics woven from synthetic filament yarn, T-shirts, pullovers, women's blouses, men's shirts, women's overcoats, women's dresses, women's skirts, women's suits, men's trousers, men's denim trousers, women's trousers and women's denim trousers.
The ITC had voted on remedies to offset the market disruptions and recommended an additional import tariff of 30% to the President.
What we've been looking at is the idea that we would be in a substantial amount of trouble if we didn't import other people's trash here over the longer term,'' he said.