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.
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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.
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- smuggle (someone or something) through (something or some place)
- smuggle past
- smuggle (someone or something) past (someone or something)
- smuggle (someone or something) into (some place)
- smuggle (someone or something) across
- smuggle across
- smuggle (someone or something) out (of some place)
- smuggle in