AskDefine | Define mugging

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mugging n : assault with intent to robmug


1 the quantity that can be held in a mug [syn: mugful]
2 a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of [syn: chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch]
3 the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British) [syn: countenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler]
4 with handle and usually cylindrical v : rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence; "I was mugged in the streets of New York last night" [also: mugging, mugged]mugging See mug

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  1. A quick violent robbery of a person, usually in a public place.
    There have been three muggings in this street in the past week.


a quick violent robbery of a person, usually in a public place
  • Finnish: väkivaltainen ryöstö



Extensive Definition

Mugging or mugger may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aggravated assault, aggression, amphibious attack, armed assault, armed robbery, asportation, assailing, assailment, assault, assault and robbery, attack, banditry, bank robbery, banzai attack, blitz, blitzkrieg, breakthrough, cattle lifting, cattle stealing, charge, counterattack, counteroffensive, coup de main, crippling attack, dead set at, descent on, diversion, diversionary attack, drive, extortion, flank attack, frontal attack, gas attack, head-on attack, heist, highway robbery, hijacking, holdup, infiltration, lightning attack, lightning war, mass attack, megadeath, offense, offensive, onset, onslaught, overkill, panzer warfare, pocket picking, purse snatching, push, robbery, robbing, run against, run at, rush, sally, shock tactics, sortie, stickup, stickup job, strike, unprovoked assault
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