- 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 [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
NAmE//mʌɡ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mug
he / she / it mugs
past simple mugged
-ing form mugging