mugged mugged  /ˈməɡd/


  1. (n) the quantity that can be held in a mug
  2. (n) a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
  3. (n) the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
  4. (n) with handle and usually cylindrical
  5. (v) rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence

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  1. For a candidate seeking to generate support from conservatives, getting mugged by Dan Rather and then beating him off was the political equivalent of winning a Purple Heart.
  2. Dukakis could have vented anger at the premise of the question or passionately explained his own feelings of outrage when his father was badly mugged.
  3. New homeowners these days often feel that getting a mortgage is akin to getting mugged.


  1. PRINCETON: Couple robbed and threatened with a stun gun

    A pair of out-of-towners were mugged and threatened with a stun gun by a group of young men Sunday evening as Princeton Reunions weekend festivities tapered to an end.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Princeton Packet

  2. Woman mugged in Paterson's 1st Ward

    A 36-year-old woman was mugged near the corner of Stout and Holsman streets at 4:30 pm Sunday by two men who had been driving by in a car, police said.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Record

  3. Arrests made in Union Point Park incident

    Three people suspected to have robbed and mugged a New Bern man at Union Point Park have been arrested and charged by New Bern police.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: New Bern Sun Journal


  1. "It's really stunning in juxtaposition to what these kinds of surveys have shown after other disasters, or after people have been raped or mugged," said Ronald Kessler, a professor of healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School, who led the study.
    on Sep 23, 2007 By: Ronald Kessler Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. Jordan said in the Times: "I feel mugged and brutalised, it is scandalous, and this sends a message to smaller clubs."
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Simon Jordan Source: Virgin Media Sport

  3. "Well the guy mugged our guy," Panthers coach Jacques Martin said of the White-Stumpel non-fight. "Last time I checked that was a penalty."
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Jacques Martin Source:

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