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Definition of mugging noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

mugging

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈmʌɡɪŋ//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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the crime of attacking someone violently, or threatening to do so, in order to steal their money, especially in a public place Mugging is on the increase. There have been several muggings here recently.
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