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mug

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a round vessel equipped with a handle and designed for drinking
  • a coffee mug

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2 a violent, brutal person who is often a member of an organized gang
  • just a bunch of mugs with no respect for anyone, not even themselves

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3 the front part of the head
  • she joked about not having to see his ugly mug anymore

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4 the opening through which food passes into the body of an animal
  • keep your mug shut and listen up

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5 a twisting of the facial features in disgust or disapproval
  • an involuntary mug at the revolting sight

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6 chiefly British one who is easily deceived or cheated
  • the cardsharp was always on the lookout for a new mug

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7 chiefly British a stupid person
  • what kind of mug goes out in the rain without his brolly or a mackintosh?

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mug

verb

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1 to distort one's face
  • every time their picture was snapped, both children mugged by sticking out their tongues or scrunching up their faces

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2 to take a photograph of
  • mugging captured criminals for the police records

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