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mug

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a beer mug (=large glass with a handle)
▪ The barmaid brought over four foaming beer mugs.
a coffee cup/mug
▪ Kate put down her coffee cup.
a cup/mug of coffee
▪ Jake had a quick breakfast and a mug of coffee.
a cup/mug of soup
▪ He got a cup of soup from the machine.
a cup/mug of tea
▪ Would you like a cup of tea?
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
empty
▪ I carried my empty mug out to the sink, then stood in the doorway and regarded them.
steaming
▪ They collected steaming mugs of frothy coffee and sat down opposite the gleaming silver water boiler.
▪ Hargreave stared glumly into the steaming mug set before him.
▪ Constable Jamieson came in with a steaming mug of tea and put it on the desk in front of him.
▪ Riva returns, and hands her a steaming mug.
ugly
▪ Rubbing his cheekbones in slow circles, he winces with pain at the sight of his own ugly mug.
■ NOUN
beer
▪ He collected the leftovers in his customers' beer mugs and afterwards re-sold them as a special brew.
▪ I was at a party, and a guy hit me on the head with an A &038; W Root Beer mug.
coffee
▪ Trent sat on the saloon deck, holding his coffee mug cupped in his hands.
▪ Primo is holding his coffee mug in both hands between his knees.
▪ He drained his coffee mug and leaned forward expectantly.
▪ His coffee mugs were said to more closely resemble vats than cups.
▪ With Gomez watching, he bound Trent s wrists in front of him so that he could hold the coffee mug.
▪ He sets the coffee mug on the dashboard.
▪ It was after ten in the morning and she had just entered the kitchen to replenish her coffee mug.
shot
▪ Though the records do not include addresses, the mug shots can be revealing.
■ VERB
drain
▪ She had half drained her mug when she said, ` Ah, that's better!
▪ On the draining board sat the mug she had been drinking from earlier, and Lucas's and Dale's vodka tumblers.
▪ She swallowed the tablets and drained the mug, feeling a great deal better.
▪ He drained his coffee mug and leaned forward expectantly.
drink
▪ She looked at Ruth drinking a mug of tea at the table.
▪ They drank tea out of mugs labelled Captain and Bosun brought by his wife, who was small, bright-eyed and determinedly busy.
▪ Coffin was shaving while drinking a mug of coffee.
hand
▪ She hands Gary a mug, and pats his shoulder affectionately, and smiles at me.
▪ Willie helped hand the mugs around.
▪ When she finally appeared and handed Nathan his mug he nodded coolly.
hold
▪ Trent sat on the saloon deck, holding his coffee mug cupped in his hands.
▪ Primo is holding his coffee mug in both hands between his knees.
▪ He is sitting at our camp now, holding a mug of our tea, relaxing on a canvas chair.
▪ In his hands he holds a mug of coffee.
▪ I sat holding the mug, looking in the direction from which I had walked.
▪ With Gomez watching, he bound Trent s wrists in front of him so that he could hold the coffee mug.
pick
▪ I picked up my mug and padded barefoot into the lounge.
▪ Absently, Douglas picked up the hot mug and rolled it slowly between his hands, warming them.
▪ She had her back to him when she heard him pick up the mug.
▪ He picked up the mug and small plate, walked to the door and opened it.
▪ Rising to his feet, he picked up the mug and came towards her.
▪ Jinny picked up her mug and drank, to hide her face.
pour
▪ Miss Honey poured tea into both mugs and added milk.
▪ She poured milk into her mug and stirred vigorously. ` Look at that.
▪ He was standing by his desk pouring a mug of coffee from a Thermos jug.
▪ I poured four more mugs of tea.
▪ Death poured himself a mug of tea and took another slice of bread and butter.
▪ She poured her own mug, stirred in two sugars, and then she poured for him.
put
▪ Amy leaned forward and put her mug on the black coffee table. ` She's right, you know.
▪ Pete putting his mug and toothbrush away.
▪ She had put the mug by his bed and gone to the window to let in the light.
▪ She put the mug of coffee gently down beside him, all the time taking in the vulnerability of his sleeping face.
▪ Eddie put down the mug and pulled a man-sized handkerchief from her trouser pocket.
set
▪ Alice made coffee, set around the mugs, and sat at the head of the table.
▪ He sets the coffee mug on the dashboard.
▪ I set my mug aside, unplugged the coffeepot, locked the office, and trotted down the back stairs.
▪ She set the mugs down and gave me a quick smile on her way out.
take
▪ Emmie took the mug and put it on the night table.
▪ His hands shook as he took the mug.
▪ He takes the mugs to the side of the bed and sits by the feet of his lover.
▪ She seated herself in a wicker chair and took her mug without speaking.
▪ There were good things at school too, cooked dinners every day and milk if you took your own mug.
▪ Mum took the mug from him but she didn't drink it.
▪ I took a mug of coffee up to the pathologist so I could earwig what was going down.
▪ I took the mug in my hands.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a mug of cocoa
▪ Don't be a mug! That picture's not worth as much as that!
▪ He's asked me to work over the weekend again - he must think I'm some kind of mug.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Claudia dived into her pocket, dropped the sleeping pills into the mug, stirred swiftly and rapidly switched the mugs round.
▪ Constable Jamieson came in with a steaming mug of tea and put it on the desk in front of him.
▪ I made Joanna respectable by putting up my anchor lantern, made myself a mug of cocoa, and turned in.
▪ If you need a drink, dip a mug over the side - the water is disease-free.
▪ In another bag she had a kettle and six mugs.
▪ She had half drained her mug when she said, ` Ah, that's better!
▪ She rummaged around and found a teapot and a mug.
▪ There were good things at school too, cooked dinners every day and milk if you took your own mug.
II.verb
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Every New Yorker expects to be mugged sometime.
▪ I was scared I would get mugged or raped.
▪ If anyone ever tried to mug me, I would throw my bag and run.
▪ Kids were mugging for the camera.
▪ She decided to move from the city after she was mugged for the third time in less than a year.
▪ Since moving to New Jersey, he has been mugged at gunpoint twice.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And thus does your government actually increase your chances of getting burglarized, mugged, robbed and even murdered.
▪ He probably didn't take them out with him because he was afraid of being mugged.
▪ More people than ever are leaving New York before they get killed, raped or mugged.
▪ Pat Williams, D-Mont., mugged for the cameras.
▪ To criticize him was like mugging Santa Claus.
▪ Unfortunately, it would appear that the great emergency is being mugged for your mobile.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mug

"drinking vessel," 1560s, "bowl, pot, jug," of unknown origin, perhaps from Scandinavian (compare Swedish mugg "mug, jug," Norwegian mugge "pitcher, open can for warm drinks"), or Low German mokke, mukke "mug," also of unknown origin.

mug

"a person's face," 1708, possibly from mug (n.1), on notion of drinking mugs shaped like grotesque faces. Sense of "portrait or photograph in police records (as in mug shot, 1950) had emerged by 1887. Hence, also, "a person" (especially "a criminal"), 1890.

mug

"to beat up," 1818, originally "to strike the face" (in pugilism), from mug (n.2). The general meaning "attack" is first attested 1846, and "attack to rob" is from 1864. Perhaps influenced by thieves' slang mug "dupe, fool, sucker" (1851). Related: Mugged; mugging.

mug

"make exaggerated facial expressions," 1855, originally theatrical slang, from mug (n.2). Related: Mugged; mugging.

Wiktionary

mug

  1. (context archaic English) Easily fooled, gullible. n. 1 A large cup for hot liquids, usually having a handle and used without a saucer. 2 (context slang English) The face, often used deprecatingly. 3 (context slang vulgar English) A gullible or easily-cheated person. 4 (context UK slang English) A stupid or contemptible person. v

  2. 1 (lb en transitive obsolete UK) To strike in the face. 2 (lb en transitive) To assault for the purpose of robbery. 3 (lb en intransitive) To exaggerate a facial expression for communicative emphasis; to make a face, to pose, as for photographs or in a performance, in an exaggerated or affected manner. 4 (lb en transitive) To photograph for identification; to take a mug shot.(R:COED2: page=1129/64) 5 Learn or review a subject as much as possible in a short time; cram.

Wikipedia

MUG

MUG may refer to:

  • Macintosh User Group
  • Male Un-bifurcated Garment, a technical term for Men's skirts
  • 4-methylumbelliferyl-beta-D-glucuronide, a substrate used in the GUS reporter system
  • The MUMPS User Group
  • Multi User Game, another term for Multiplayer game
  • The Medical University of Gdańsk in Poland
  • Double-stranded uracil-DNA glycosylase, an enzyme

Mug (disambiguation)

A mug is a large cup with a handle.

Mug may also refer to:

  • Mug Root Beer, a beverage brand
  • A slang term for face
  • A mug shot, a picture of a face
  • A derogatory slur meaning fool, see foolishness
  • The metric slug, a unit of mass
  • Mug EP, by the band Creaming Jesus
WordNet

mug

  1. n. 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

  5. [also: mugging, mugged]

mug

  1. v. rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence; "I was mugged in the streets of New York last night"

  2. [also: mugging, mugged]

The Collaborative International Dictionary

mug

mug \mug\ (m[u^]g), v. t. To take property from (a person) in a public place by threatening or committing violence on the person who is robbed; to rob, especially to rob by use of a weapon such as a knife or gun.

Note: To rob a person or a business indoors is not usually referred to as to mug, but to stick up or hold up.

Syn: rob, stick up

Usage examples of "mug".

Gathering up the dishes, Alec carried them away and returned with a mug of water and a bit of bread.

Dressed in gaudy tatters and besmudged with dirt, Alec watched gleefully as Seregil juggled, walked ropes, and mugged for the crowd.

Jenna got back, Mac Ard was sitting at the table with a plate of boiled potatoes, mutton, and bread, and a mug of tea in front of him.

Mac Ard was leaning toward Maeve, his arms on the table, his hands curled around a mug of the ale, and her mam was talking.

He sipped from a tin mug of arrack while Sharpe negotiated the muslin screen and then stood to attention beneath the ridge pole.

They ate them sitting on a low wall nearby, drinking from mugs of a dark, bitterish brew tolerably close to coffee, and watching the life in the street pass by.

He declared that he could swallow a bowl of punch and two mugs of bumbo without any difficulty whatever, and told a long tale of how, being in Wapping, he had a fierce toothache and could find no one but a woman to pull the rogue, which she did with so muscular an arm that he thought she must be a man in disguise, until inquiring further he found that she was a woman indeed.

The caffe and brandy came immediately, served by Father Art in a large mug.

Mykel cradled the mug in his hands under his chin and let the warm cidery air rising from tthe mug wreath his face for a moment.

Sitting beside it was a mug whose bottom was coated with a brown layer of coagulated coffee.

Burr sat hunched over the table in the cook shack, his stomach empty and grumbling, his hands circling the mug of hot coffee while he waited for Codger to cook the refried beans and eggs.

Forget consciously, but the terror of the mugging will remain in your unconscious, just as will the terror of the assault on your cognate will remain in her unconscious.

Farder Coram from behind her, and then he was kneeling to slip a piece of card under the mug.

She turned and poured herself a cup of decaf and loaded non fat creamer into her mug before sitting at the round table.

Kerrie set three mugs on a tray beside the gurgling coffeemaker, then grabbed the creamer and sugar bowl and started toward him.