smuggling-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: secret importation

Commentary: SMUGGLING[+event] The act of secretly transporting something, usually across a border, to avoid duties or legal restrictions. Can refer to a crime, an activity, or a one-time event.

The United States allowed the smuggling of Iraqi oil in the months following its invasion.
He pleaded guilty to smuggling.
Smuggling has been a problem as long as tariffs and border restrictions have existed.
This morning the Drug Enforcement Agency prevented the smuggling of heroin inside of lollipops.
John was hoping to get involved in a smuggling operation after he graduated.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1