I saw this use of the verb to mug to in a recent Globe and Mail article:
Back home, we listen to our teachers, and basically mug everything they say. The more you write your answers exactly the way they say it, the better chance you have of getting an A.
I’d never heard this use of mug before and wondered if it was Indian English. Anyone else heard it?
The OED3 has mug, v.5 meaning “to read or study in a concentrated manner.” And Green’s Dictionary of Slang has a late-19th and early-20th century use meaning “to speak” and also mugger, “a speaker.”