Definition of mugging noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmʌɡɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌɡɪŋ//
[uncountable, countable] Types of crime
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the crime of attacking somebody 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. Murders, kidnaps and muggings are reported daily in the newspapers. See related entries: Types of crime
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