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mug

noun [C]  /mʌɡ/ us  

mug noun [C] (CUP)

a large cup with a handle on the side, used esp. for hot drinks, and usually used without a saucer (= plate below it)

mug

verb [T]  /mʌɡ/ (-gg-) us  

mug verb [T] (ATTACK)

to attack a person, using force or threats of force to steal the person’s money or possessions: He was mugged in broad daylight.
mugger
noun [C]  /ˈmʌɡ·ər/ us  
He helped the police nab the mugger who jumped him.
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