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mug

noun [C] uk   us   /mʌɡ/

mug noun [C] (CUP)

A2 a large cup with straight sides used for hot drinks: I made myself a large mug of cocoa (= enough to fill a mug) and went to bed.beer mug mainly US a heavy glass with a handle and usually with patterns cut into its side, out of which you drink beer
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mug noun [C] (STUPID PERSON)

mainly UK informal a person who is stupid and easily deceived: He's such a mug, he believes everything she tells him.

mug noun [C] (FACE)

informal mainly disapproving someone's face: his ugly mug

mug

verb [T] uk   us   /mʌɡ/ (-gg-)
to attack a person in a public place and steal their money: He was mugged in broad daylight.
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Translations of “mug”
in Arabic كوب كَبير (مَج)…
in Korean 머그컵…
in Malaysian kole…
in French chope…
in Turkish kulplu büyük bardak, maşrapa, avanak…
in Italian tazzone, boccale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 杯子, (盛熱飲用的)馬克杯,大杯子…
in Russian кружка, балбес, простофиля…
in Polish kubek, frajer/ka…
in Vietnamese ca…
in Spanish tazón…
in Portuguese caneca…
in Thai เหยือก…
in German der Becher…
in Catalan tassa (alta)…
in Japanese マグカップ…
in Indonesian cangkir besar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杯子, (盛热饮用的)大杯子…
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