smuggle
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈsmʌɡəl/
Verb

smuggle (smuggles, present participle smuggling; past and past participle smuggled)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties
  2. (transitive) To bring in surreptitiously
    • 22 March 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games[http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-hunger-games,71293/]
      While Collins does include a love triangle, a coming-of-age story, and other YA-friendly elements in the mix, they serve as a Trojan horse to smuggle readers into a hopeless world where love becomes a stratagem and growing up is a matter of basic survival.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To fondle or cuddle.
  4. (slang) To thrash or be thrashed by a bear's claws, or to swipe at or be swiped at by a person's arms in a bearlike manner.
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