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mugmug2 ●○○ verb (mugged, mugging)  1 [transitive]SCCSTEAL to attack someone and rob them in a public place A lot of people won’t go out alone at night because they’re afraid of being mugged.see thesaurus at attack, steal2 [intransitive] American English informalSTUPID/NOT SENSIBLE to make silly expressions with your face or behave in a silly way, especially for a photograph or in a playmug for All the kids were mugging for the camera. mug up→ See Verb table
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mugHe probably didn't take them out with him because he was afraid of being mugged.More people than ever are leaving New York before they get killed, raped or mugged.Since moving to New Jersey, he has been mugged at gunpoint twice.Kids were mugging for the camera.Pat Williams, D-Mont., mugged for the cameras.She decided to move from the city after she was mugged for the third time in less than a year.Unfortunately, it would appear that the great emergency is being mugged for your mobile.If anyone ever tried to mug me, I would throw my bag and run.I was scared I would get mugged or raped.And thus does your government actually increase your chances of getting burglarized, mugged, robbed and even murdered.To criticize him was like mugging Santa Claus.Every New Yorker expects to be mugged sometime.