customs noun

ADJ. French, UK, etc.

VERB + CUSTOMS clear, go through We cleared customs by five o'clock. You will have to declare these goods when you go through customs. | wave sb through We were waved through customs without a pause.

CUSTOMS + NOUN control/controls, regulations the removal of European customs controls | duty/duties We had to pay customs duties on the beer. | building, hall, post the customs post on the border | agent, man, officer, official, staff | authorities | formalities, procedures | declaration, document, documentation, form We had to fill out customs forms on the plane. | clearance We were waiting for the goods to receive customs clearance.

PREP. at ~ We got stopped and searched at the Italian customs. | through ~