There are 2 translations of mug in Spanish:

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mug1

Pronunciation: /mʌg/

noun/nombre

  • 2 (gullible person) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], idiota (masculine and feminine), ingenuo, (masculine and feminine) that's a mug's game es cosa de idiotas
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-gg-)

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-gg-)

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There are 2 translations of mug in Spanish:

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mug2

Pronunciation: /mʌg/

intransitive or transitive verb/verbo intransitivo o transitivo

Phrasal verbs

mug up

(British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar]
verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [subject] darle* duro a [colloquial/familiar], empollar (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], tragar* (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar], matarse en (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], matearse (Chile) [colloquial/familiar], empacarse* (Colombia) [colloquial/familiar], puñalearse (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar] 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio to mug up on sth darle* duro a or (in Spain also/en España también) empollar or (in River Plate area also/en Río de la Plata también) tragar* or (in Mexico also/en México también) matarse en or (in Venezuela also/en Venezuela también) puñalearse algo [colloquial/familiar]

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