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smuggle (someone or something) across

To transport someone or something across (some place or border) in a surreptitious or hidden manner, especially when it is illegal to do so. A: "I really miss the fresh salami they make back home, but I can't bring it through customs with me." B: "I'll try to smuggle some across for you the next time I come to visit." The man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling people across the border.
See also: across, smuggle

smuggle (someone or something) in (something or some place)

1. To transport someone or something in (to something or some place) in a surreptitious or hidden manner, especially when it is illegal to do so. A: "I really miss the fresh salami they make back home, but I can't bring it through customs." B: "I'll try to smuggle some in with me the next time I come to visit." I tried smuggling my friend in the party by having her hide in a suitcase that I said had stereo equipment in it.
2. To hide someone or something inside of something in order to transport them or it without being seen or noticed, especially when it is illegal to do so. He was caught smuggling narcotics in his luggage. The group ran an operation smuggling runaway slaves in coffins that they transported in wagons from the South to the North.
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smuggle (someone or something) into (some place)

To transport someone or something into some place in a surreptitious or hidden manner, especially when it is illegal to do so. A: "I really miss the fresh salami they make back home, but I can't bring it through customs with me." B: "I'll try to smuggle some into the country for you the next time I come to visit." I tried smuggling my friend into the party by having her hide in a suitcase that I said had stereo equipment in it.
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smuggle (someone or something) past (someone or something)

To transport someone or something across some border or past a person or organization who monitors such a border in a surreptitious or hidden manner, especially when it is illegal to do so. A: "I really miss the fresh salami they make back home, but I can't bring it through customs with me." B: "I'll try to smuggle some past customs for you the next time I come to visit." They had been smuggling drugs past the border patrol by hiding them inside of tubs of ice cream.
See also: past, smuggle

smuggle (someone or something) through (something or some place)

To transport someone or something across some border or past an organization that monitors it in a surreptitious or hidden manner, especially when it is illegal to do so. A: "I really miss the fresh salami they make back home, but I can't bring it through customs with me." B: "I'll try to smuggle some through customs for you the next time I come to visit." I managed to smuggle nearly three pounds of weed through the border.
See also: smuggle, through

smuggle someone or something across something

to move someone or something across a border illegally and in secret. The terrorists smuggled one of their number across the border last night. Larry helped smuggle contraband across the border.
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smuggle someone or something into some place

 and smuggle someone or something in
to move someone or something across a border into a place illegally and in secret. The secret agent smuggled his family into the country and then defected. He smuggled in his family. smuggle someone or something out of some place and smuggle someone or something out* to move someone or something across a border out of a place illegally and in secret. Judy smuggled her cousin out of the country in a van. she smuggled out her cousin.
See also: place, smuggle

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

smuggle someone or something through

(something) to move something through a guard post or other barrier illegally and in secret. The officers smuggled the child through the barrier so he could be with his mother. We smuggled some other goods through, too.
See also: smuggle, through
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We call upon all individuals to adhere to trade ethics and not smuggle Bahrain's subsidised meat to any other countries,' added Al Daaysi.
The authorities are of the view that data provided by the private sector in support of their demands is normally the interest of the private sector alone and does not establish any reason for consideration in reduction in import tariff on smuggle prone items.
A police officer testified: "He confessed that a man came to him and asked him to smuggle phones and drugs inside the jail for money and that he had smuggled goods many times in the past.
According to Customs officials, Murthy was supposed to smuggle these tortoises to Malaysia by Malaysia Airlines flight number MH- 195.
Dubai Court of First Instance was earlier told that the 53-year-old was contacted by a Pakistani friend of the Emirati -- who was already serving a four year term for drug possession -- and offered money to smuggle forbidden materials.
Muscat: Indian customs officials yesterday arrested a passenger at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad, for allegedly trying to smuggle out 1kg of gold worth over Rs3,000,000 (OMR18,573.
The smuggling episode came to full light after two women were held last week while attempting to smuggle 20 kilogramme of gold through the Nedumbassery airport.
Members of a Russian-Armenian organized crime ring, including six suspects from the San Fernando Valley, have been charged with plotting to smuggle $2.
As cigarette taxes increase, so do the incentives for criminal organizations to smuggle cigarettes into the United States.
Lacson filed the charges against Faeldon and nine others, including National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino, with the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly 'conspiring to smuggle 40,000 bags of rice.
Earlier this year, a Jet Airways cabin crew member on a Dubai-Mumbai flight was caught trying to smuggle gold and diamonds worth Dhs577,000 at Mumbai airport.
Others use smuggled mobile phones to smuggle narcotics into prison premises," said Maj.
Believe it or not, they are pretty easy to smuggle,'' said Webb, the federal prosecutor.
Lamata said there are also attempts to smuggle sugar into the country, through Cagayan de Oro City, by a prominent politician in the Visayas.