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Definition of mug verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mug
    he / she / it mugs
    past simple mugged
    -ing form mugging
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  1. 1[transitive] mug somebody to attack someone violently in order to steal their money, especially in a public place She had been mugged in the street in broad daylight.
  2. 2[intransitive] mug (for somebody/something) (informal) to make silly expressions with your face or behave in a silly, exaggerated way, especially on the stage or before a camera to mug for the cameras
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