Mugging
Mugging Mug"ging, n. [p. pr. & vb. n. from {mug}, v.] A robbery; a taking of property by threatening (or performing) violence on the person who is robbed. See {mug}, v.

Syn: robbery, holdup, stickup [PJC + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mugging — or mugger may refer to: A type of street robbery Steaming (crime), a variation of this type of robbery Model Mugging, a self defense training technique. The Mugger Crocodile, a species native to India, Pakistan, Iran, and Nepal. A disparaging… …   Wikipedia

  • mugging — 1) To be robbed by force or threat, usually outdoors. 2) To a mug shot or photo taken during booking. Category: Criminal Law Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009 …   Law dictionary

  • mugging — (n.) violent physical attack, 1846, verbal noun from MUG (Cf. mug) (v.1). As grimmacing, making faces, 1937, from MUG (Cf. mug) (v.2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mugging — mug|ging [ˈmʌgıŋ] n [U and C] an attack on someone in which they are robbed in a public place ▪ Crime is on the increase, especially mugging and burglary. ▪ Dudley was the victim of a violent mugging …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mugging — UK [ˈmʌɡɪŋ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms mugging : singular mugging plural muggings an attack on someone in a public place in order to steal their money, jewellery, or other possessions …   English dictionary

  • mugging — /mug ing/, n. an assault or threat of violence upon a person, esp. with intent to rob. [1840 50; MUG + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • mugging — 1. noun A quick violent robbery of a person, usually in a public place. There have been three muggings in this street in the past week. 2. verb Present participle of to mug …   Wiktionary

  • mugging — Synonyms 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mugging — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. holdup, assault, robbery, purse snatching, *stick up …   English dictionary for students

  • mugging — mug|ging [ mʌgıŋ ] noun count or uncount an attack on someone in a public place in order to steal their money, jewelry, or other possessions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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