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 mugging mugging

noun

  • assault with intent to rob  ( mugging )
    assault with intent to rob


  •  mug mug

    noun

  • with handle and usually cylindrical  ( mug )
    with handle and usually cylindrical
  • the human face (kisser' and smiler' and mug' are informal terms for face' and phiz' is British)  ( countenance, kisser, mug, phiz, physiognomy, smiler, visage )
    the human face (kisser' and smiler' and mug' are informal terms for face' and phiz' is British)
  • a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of  ( chump, fall guy, fool, gull, mark, mug, patsy, soft touch, sucker )
    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
  • the quantity that can be held in a mug  ( mug, mugful )
    the quantity that can be held in a mug
  • verb

  • rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence  ( mug )
    rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence
     I was mugged in the streets of New York last night
    I was mugged in the streets of New York last night


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