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English definition of “mug”

mug

verb [T] (ATTACK)   /mʌɡ/ (-gg-)
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    /ˈmʌɡ·ər/ noun [C] He helped the police nab the mugger who jumped him.
(Definition of mug verb (ATTACK) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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