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      n  
1    a drinking vessel with a handle, usually cylindrical and made of earthenware  
2      (Also called)    mugful   the quantity held by a mug or its contents  
     (C16: probably from Scandinavian; compare Swedish mugg)  
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mug          [2]  
      n  
1    Slang   a person's face or mouth  
get your ugly mug out of here!     
2    Slang   a grimace  
3      (Brit)  
slang   a gullible person, esp. one who is swindled easily  
4    a mug's game   a worthless activity  
      vb   , mugs, mugging, mugged  
5    tr  
Informal   to attack or rob (someone) violently  
6    intr     (Brit)  
slang   to pull faces or overact, esp. in front of a camera,   (See also)        mug up  
     (C18: perhaps from mug1, since drinking vessels were sometimes modelled into the likeness of a face)  

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mug         

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      n   beaker, cup, flagon, jug, pot, stein, tankard, toby jug  

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mug          [2]  
      n   clock     (Brit. slang)   countenance, dial     (slang)   face, features, kisser     (slang)   mush     (Brit. slang)   phiz or phizog     (Brit. slang)   puss     (slang)   visage  

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mug          [3]  
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      n   charlie     (Brit. informal)   chump     (informal)   easy or soft touch     (slang)   fool, gull     (archaic)   innocent, mark     (slang)   muggins     (Brit. slang)   simpleton, sucker     (slang)   weenie     (U.S. informal)  
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      vb   assail, assault, attack, beat up, do over     (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang)   duff up     (Brit. slang)   hold up, lay into     (informal)   put the boot in     (slang)   rob, set about or upon, steam     (informal)   work over     (slang)  

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mug up, a mug's game, mu, muggy

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