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mugging

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in burglary, break-in

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mugging

verb
present participle of mug

Synonyms & Antonyms of mugging (Entry 2 of 2)

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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muggings

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“Mugging.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mugging. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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