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verb     mug pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlemugging
past tensemugged
past participlemugged
  1. 1
    [transitive] to attack someone in a public place and steal their money, jewelry, or other possessions

    They were mugged just in front of their house.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to put silly expressions on your face, especially when you are performing on stage or being photographed

    As he entered the court, he mugged for the television cameras.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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