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mugging

noun
     
mug‧ging [uncountable and countable]
an 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.
WORD FOCUS: crime WORD FOCUS: crime
crimes that involve stealing things: robbery, burglary, theft, shoplifting, fraud, carjacking

crimes that involve attacking people : assault, mugging, murder, rape

someone who commits crimes: criminal, thief, crook, burglar, mugger, robber, pickpocket, rapist, offender, lawbreaker
crime

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crime

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