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 Dictionary entry overview: What does smuggling mean? 

  The noun SMUGGLING has 1 sense:

1. secretly importing prohibited goods or goods on which duty is due

  Familiarity information: SMUGGLING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Secretly importing prohibited goods or goods on which duty is due

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("smuggling" is a kind of...):

importation; importing (the commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from a foreign country)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "smuggling"):

gunrunning (the smuggling of guns and ammunition into a country secretly and illegally)

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