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Saltos de línea: mug

sustantivo

1A large cup, typically cylindrical with a handle and used without a saucer: she picked up her coffee mug
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • "Thanks," I replied as he placed a steaming mug of black coffee in front of me.
  • The teacher lifted her empty coffee mug and headed to the door.
  • A visibly chastened man, holding a chipped mug of tea, Sven duly confirmed his Englishness.
Sinónimos
beaker, cup;
tankard, glass, stein, flagon, pot, pint pot, toby jug
datedseidel
archaicstoup
1.1The contents of a mug: I drank a mug of tea
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Time marches on, and nowadays I'm content with a mug of good hot coffee, and grateful for it.
  • Taking a long draught from his mug of ale, Colonel Paccar leaned back in his chair, and let his gaze wander over his four charges.
  • The man released him roughly and went to sit down again while Betty poured a mug of beer from a container at the back.
2 informal A person’s face: I don’t want to see Barry’s ugly mug when I get home
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It seems nobody feels that they are guilty until a big, blown up shot of their ugly mug is thrust in front of them with the speed that the offender was doing shown on the snap.
  • Obviously, the reason you keep seeing our four ugly mugs up here night after night is that the ratings are at such a level…
  • Guys, you're not fooling anyone - I've seen your ugly mugs in the liner notes.
Sinónimos
informalclock
British informalmush, phiz, phizog, dial
British rhyming slangboat race
Scottish & Irish informalcoupon
North American informalpuss, pan
literaryvisage
archaicfront
3British informal A stupid or gullible person: they were no mugs where finance was concerned
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The title of this piece might seem to be no more than a comment on the ease with which the flats, mugs, suckers, punters, marks, gulls, or coneys could be relieved of their money.
  • But if you work out how these people make their money, the answer is simple: from mugs who take the bait.
  • It was amazin' how he'd fooled so many mugs round here over the years and in fact how few people actually knew his record.
Sinónimos
fool, simpleton, innocent, dupe, gull
British informalmuggins, juggins, charlie
North American informalpatsy, sap, schlemiel, pigeon, mark
Australian/New Zealand informaldill
North American vulgar slangasshat
4US informal A hoodlum or thug.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • This town is being held hostage by mugs, thugs, murderers and intimidators.
  • It's a dour game for thugs, mugs and businessmen.
  • So went poor Jean Dexter, blonde and beautiful, choked and doped and drowned in the bathtub of her Upper West Side apartment by a couple of mugs in suits and leather gloves.

verbo (mugs, mugging, mugged)

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1 [with object] Attack and rob (someone) in a public place: he was mugged by three men who stole his bike
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A Swindon man was forced to hand over £100 when he was mugged in a public toilet.
  • Meanwhile, a woman suffered injuries to her arm and wrist after grappling with a robber who mugged her for her handbag in Bradford city centre.
  • A couple of nights ago, while I was walking from my car to my apartment, I was mugged and assaulted.
Sinónimos
assault, attack, set upon, beat up, knock down, rob
informaljump, rough up, lay into, work over, steam
British informalduff up, do over
North American informalstick up
2 [no object] informal Make faces, especially silly or exaggerated ones, before an audience or a camera: he mugged for the camera
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Expect lots of silly dancing around and mugging to camera.
  • His wacky personality seems anything but morbid in the film, where he mugs for the camera and tells funny stories about his life.
  • He claims that he used to be a nerd, and he mugs for the camera in that doofy smiley way.

Frases

a mug's game

1
informal An activity in which it is foolish to engage because it is likely to be unsuccessful or dangerous: playing with drugs is a mug’s game
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Whether times make the politician, or individuals drive events, forecasting a wannabe PM's likely legacy is a mug's game.
  • Amanda said: ‘Drugs are a mug's game and Andrew felt the only way of staying clean was to move out of Selby.’
  • I know, I know, it's a mug's game to try to ‘improve’ on any script, especially this one, but I'm curious to see what you'll think.

Derivados

mugful

1
Pronunciación: /ˈmʌɡfʊl/
sustantivo (plural mugfuls)
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • I wasn't thirsty, but I drank a couple of mugfuls which went straight through me.
  • ‘Don't come near me,’ I muttered to myself, fearful of finding myself with a mugful of coffee tipped over me as she wobbled to a table.
  • We had a good time eating our meal, with a mugful of Esther's home-brew.

Origen

Early 16th century (originally Scots and northern English, denoting an earthenware bowl): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Norwegian mugge, Swedish mugg 'pitcher with a handle'.

Más
  • A mug was first of all a measure of salt, then a large earthenware vessel or bowl. In the 18th century drinking mugs commonly represented a grotesque human face. This may be the origin of mug in the sense ‘a face’, which in turn probably gave rise to mug as an insult for a stupid or gullible person, from their blank or unintelligent expression. In 19th-century slang mug was particularly a term for someone who has been duped by a card sharp or confidence trickster—this is behind a mug's game. People were robbed and attacked in public places before the 1860s, but before then the words mug and mugger would not have been used. They go back to the ‘face’ sense: to mug was originally a boxing term meaning ‘to punch an opponent in the face’ or ‘a blow to the face’.

Palabras que riman con mug

bug, chug, Doug, drug, dug, fug, glug, hug, jug, lug, plug, pug, rug, shrug, slug, smug, snug, thug, trug, tug

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mug 2 Saltos de línea: mug

verbo (mugs, mugging, mugged)

[with object] (mug something up) British informal
Learn or revise a subject as far as possible in a short time: I’m constantly having to mug up things ahead of teaching them [no object]: we had mugged up on all things Venetian before the start of the course
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • One has the impression that Greenfield was informed she would be asked about this period in Freud's early psychoanalytic career, so she mugged it up from a psychoanalytic source and regurgitated it as best she could.
  • Education was more a case of ‘reproduction rather than application’, with everyone trying to ‘mug it up’, because what mattered was the not the ability to understand the subject, but to ‘write it down’.
  • It is the duty of any professional musician to mug up on all aspects of the subject.
Sinónimos
study, get up, read up, cram
informalbone up (on)
British informalswot
archaiccon

Origen

Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

Más
  • A mug was first of all a measure of salt, then a large earthenware vessel or bowl. In the 18th century drinking mugs commonly represented a grotesque human face. This may be the origin of mug in the sense ‘a face’, which in turn probably gave rise to mug as an insult for a stupid or gullible person, from their blank or unintelligent expression. In 19th-century slang mug was particularly a term for someone who has been duped by a card sharp or confidence trickster—this is behind a mug's game. People were robbed and attacked in public places before the 1860s, but before then the words mug and mugger would not have been used. They go back to the ‘face’ sense: to mug was originally a boxing term meaning ‘to punch an opponent in the face’ or ‘a blow to the face’.

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