UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsmʌgəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsmʌgəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(smugəl)

Inflections of 'smuggle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
smug•gle /ˈsmʌgəl/USA pronunciation   v.,  -gled, -gling. 
  1. to convey (goods) secretly and illegally into or out of a country: [+ object]to smuggle heroin.[no object]a fast boat used to smuggle along the coast.
  2. to bring, take, put, etc., secretly:[+ object]smuggled his class notes into the science test.
smug•gler, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
smug•gle  (smugəl),USA pronunciation v.,  -gled, -gling. 
  1. to import or export (goods) secretly, in violation of the law, esp. without payment of legal duty.
  2. to bring, take, put, etc., surreptitiously:She smuggled the gun into the jail inside a cake.

  1. to import, export, or convey goods surreptitiously or in violation of the law.
smuggler, n. 
  • Low German smuggeln; cognate with German schmuggeln
  • 1680–90

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
smuggle /ˈsmʌɡəl/ vb
  1. to import or export (prohibited or dutiable goods) secretly
  2. (tr; often followed by into or out of) to bring or take secretly, as against the law or rules
Etymology: 17th Century: from Low German smukkelen and Dutch smokkelen, perhaps from Old English smūgen to creep; related to Old Norse smjūga

ˈsmuggler n ˈsmuggling n
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