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mugnoun [C]

uk   /mʌɡ/ 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] (FACE)

informal mainly disapproving someone's face: his ugly mug

mugverb [T]

uk   /mʌɡ/ us   /mʌɡ/ -gg-
(Definition of mug from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mugnoun [C]

us   /mʌɡ/
  • 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)

mugverb [T]

us   /mʌɡ/ -gg-
  • 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] us   /ˈmʌɡ·ər/
He helped the police nab the mugger who jumped him.
(Definition of mug from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mug”
in Korean 머그컵…
in Arabic كوب كَبير (مَج)…
in Malaysian kole…
in French chope…
in Russian кружка, балбес, простофиля…
in Chinese (Traditional) 杯子, (盛熱飲用的)馬克杯,大杯子…
in Italian tazzone, boccale…
in Turkish kulplu büyük bardak, maşrapa, avanak…
in Polish kubek, frajer/ka…
in Spanish tazón…
in Vietnamese ca…
in Portuguese caneca…
in Thai เหยือก…
in German der Becher…
in Catalan tassa (alta)…
in Japanese マグカップ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杯子, (盛热饮用的)大杯子…
in Indonesian cangkir besar…
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“mug” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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