thug

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈθʌg/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/θʌg/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(thug)

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thug

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a gang of (local) thugs
  2. [mindless, violent, young] thugs
  3. is nothing but a thug
  4. is such a thug!
  5. [busted, arrested] the thug
  6. the thug was busted (for)
  7. was beaten up by a gang of thugs
  8. the thugs beat him up
  9. has [become, turned into] a (violent) thug
  10. [behaving, acting] like a thug
  11. a thug's life
n as adj
  1. thug life
  2. thug-like [mentality, behavior]
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