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mugnoun [C]

 us   /mʌɡ/
  • mug noun [C] (CUP)

a ​largecup with a ​handle on the ​side, used esp. for ​hotdrinks, 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 ​broaddaylight.
noun [C]  us   /ˈmʌɡ·ər/
He ​helped the ​policenab the mugger who ​jumped him.
(Definition of mug from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mug" in British English

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mugnoun [C]

uk   us   /mʌɡ/
  • mug noun [C] (CUP)

A2 a ​largecup with ​straightsides used for ​hotdrinks: I made myself a ​large mug ofcocoa (= enough to ​fill a mug) and went to ​ mug mainly US a ​heavyglass with a ​handle and usually with ​patternscut into ​itsside, out of which you ​drinkbeer

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  • mug noun [C] (FACE)

informal mainly disapproving someone's ​face: his ugly mug

mugverb [T]

uk   us   /mʌɡ/ (-gg-)
(Definition of mug from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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