smuggle (someone or something) across

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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.
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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.
See also: across, smuggle
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After Agrafena smuggled us across the border in a refrigerated poultry truck, we climbed over barbed wire, skated down an alley, and knocked on the broken window of an abandoned factory, hoping to summit with the goateed rebel president Igor Smirnov.