smuggle past

smuggle someone or something past

(someone or something) to move something past a guard or monitor illegally and in secret. We failed in our attempt to smuggle Mary past the border. It is easy to smuggle wine past the border guards.
See also: past, smuggle
References in periodicals archive ?
Sullivan then had to concentrate on keeping Harris behind him, but the Coventry man, revelling in the deep dirt, grabbed a handful of throttle on the last turn and just managed to smuggle past the Aussie in a photo-finish.
The dogs have been trained to detect various "signature odours" associated with a range of deadly chemicals, including sarin gas, nerve gas and cyanide, that might be hidden in containers or other objects that terrorists try to smuggle past customs.
A spokesman said: "Obviously when people are trying to break the law and knowingly trying to smuggle past a border, they do not carry information that will expose them.
A police spokesman said: "Obviously when people are trying to break the law and knowingly trying to smuggle past a border, they do not carry information that will expose them.