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mug

  
  ( mugs    plural & 3rd person present)   ( mugging    present participle)   ( mugged    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A mug is a large deep cup with straight sides and a handle, used for hot drinks.  
He spooned instant coffee into two of the mugs.     
      A mug of something is the amount of it contained in a mug., n-count   usu N of n  
He had been drinking mugs of coffee to keep himself awake.     
2       verb   If someone mugs you, they attack you in order to steal your money.  
I was walking out to my car when this guy tried to mug me...      V n  
   mugging            ( muggings    plural)    n-var  
Bank robberies, burglaries and muggings are reported almost daily in the press...     
3       n-count   If you say that someone is a mug, you mean that they are stupid and easily deceived by other people.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL, disapproval   He's a mug as far as women are concerned...     
4    If you say that an activity is a mug's game, you mean that it is not worth doing because it does not give the person who is doing it any benefit or satisfaction.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL  
mug's game      phrase   v-link PHR     (disapproval)    I used to be a very heavy gambler, but not any more. It's a mug's game...     
5       n-count   Someone's mug is their face.  
INFORMAL   usu poss N  
He managed to get his ugly mug on the telly.     
Traducción diccionario Collins Ingles - Cobuild  
Consulte también:

muggy, mug, mugger, musing

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