Definition of mug verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    mug

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//mʌɡ//
     
    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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mug

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