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mugging

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmuggingmug‧ging /ˈmʌɡɪŋ/ noun [countable, uncountable]  ATTACKan attack on someone in which they are robbed in a public place Crime is on the increase, especially mugging and burglary. Dudley was the victim of a violent mugging.see thesaurus at crime
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muggingPreston was a victim of a mugging three months ago.Robberies and muggings are common in the area.At this stage, he said, it seems more likely that an attempted mugging went badly wrong.Even if you escape mugging or harassment, you will not escape the depression induced by your environment.Let me start with the case which you mention first, the growth of mugging.There have been a number of muggings outside downtown hotels recently.The usual run of mugging, housebreaking and shoplifting.Police are investigating a spate of muggings that took place on the campus last week.I would have thought it is very dangerous to get football hooliganism mixed up with mugging.

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