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English definition of “mugging”

mugging

noun [C or U]     /ˈmʌɡ.ɪŋ/
an act of attacking someone and stealing their money: Police are concerned that mugging is on the increase.StealingPhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general
(Definition of mugging noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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