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mug



Pronunciation: (mug), [key]
n., v., mugged, mug•ging.


n.
1. a drinking cup, usually cylindrical in shape, having a handle, and often of a heavy substance, as earthenware.
2. the quantity it holds.
3. Slang.
a. the face.
b. the mouth.
c. an exaggerated facial expression; grimace, as in acting.
d. a thug, ruffian, or other criminal.
4. Brit. Slang.a gullible person; dupe; fool.

v.t.
1. to assault or menace, esp. with the intention of robbery.
2. Slang.to photograph (a person), esp. in compliance with an official or legal requirement.

v.i.
Slang.to grimace; exaggerate a facial expression, as in acting.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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