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English to French
1.smuggle['smʌgl]verb trans
[contraband]passer en contrebande
[into prison (mail, arms)]introduire clandestinement
to smuggle something through customs : passer qqch en fraude à la douane
the terrorists were smuggled over the border : les terroristes ont passé la frontière clandestinement
they are suspected of smuggling arms|heroin : on les soupçonne de trafic d'armes|d'héroïne
(figurative)[into classroom, meeting etc]introduire subrepticement
2.smuggle inverb trans sep
[drugs, arms]faire entrer,passer en contrebande
[cigarettes, alcohol]introduire en fraude
[books, mail etc]introduire clandestinement
he managed to smuggle a knife into the prison : il a réussi à faire entrer,passer clandestinement un couteau dans la prison
3.smuggle outverb trans sep
[goods]faire sortir en fraude,en contrebande
he was smuggled out of the country : il a quitté le pays clandestinement,en secret
4.smuggle['smʌgl]verb intrans
faire de la contrebande
© Larousse, 2007
SYSTRAN Dictionary
passer en contrebande
faire de la contrebande
faire passer en contrebande
introduire clandestinement
introduire subrepticement
apporter en douce
apporter furtivement
apporter subrepticement
passer en fraude
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