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English noun: mug

1. mug (quantity) the quantity that can be held in a mug


Broader (hypernym)containerful

2. mug (person) a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

Synonymschump, fall guy, fool, gull, mark, patsy, soft touch, sucker

Broader (hypernym)dupe, victim

3. mug (body) the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

Synonymscountenance, kisser, phiz, physiognomy, smiler, visage

Broader (hypernym)face, human face

Narrower (hyponym)pudding face, pudding-face

Part meronymhuman head

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Domain usagecolloquialism

4. mug (artifact) with handle and usually cylindrical

Broader (hypernym)drinking vessel

Narrower (hyponym)beer mug, coffee mug, stein, toby, toby fillpot jug, toby jug

Part holonymgrip, handgrip, handle, hold

English verb: mug

1. mug (possession) rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence

SamplesI was mugged in the streets of New York last night.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)hold up, stick up

Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

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