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  1. mob
    IPA[mäb]
  2. noun

    • 1. a large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence:

      a mob of protesters
    • 2. the Mafia or a similar criminal organization.

    • 3. the ordinary people:

      the age-old fear that the mob may organize to destroy the last vestiges of civilized life
      Synonym : the common people, the masses, the populace, the public, the multitude, the rank and file, the commonality, the commonalty, the third estate, the plebeians, the proletariat, the peasantry, the crowd, the hoi polloi, the lower classes, the common herd, the rabble, the riffraff, the canaille, the great unwashed, the dregs of society, the ragtag (and bobtail), the proles, the plebs

    verb

    • 1. crowd around (someone) in an unruly and excitable way in order to admire or attack them:

      he was mobbed by autograph hunters
      Synonym : surround, swarm around, besiege, jostle, harass, set upon, fall on, worry, crowd (into), cram full, fill to overflowing, fill, pack, throng, press into, squeeze into
    • 2. (of a group of birds or mammals) surround and attack (a predator or other source of threat) in order to drive it off:

      a cuckoo flew over, to be mobbed at once by two reed warblers small mammals may indulge in mobbing to rid themselves of a feared killer
    • 3. crowd into (a building or place):

      an unruly crowd mobbed the White House during an inaugural reception
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: mob, plural noun: mobs

    • v.: verb: mob, 3rd person present: mobs, gerund or present participle: mobbing, past tense: mobbed, past participle: mobbed

    • noun

      a large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence:

      a group of people in the same place or with something in common:

    • verb

      crowd round (someone) or into (a place) in an unruly way:

      (of a group of birds or mammals) surround and attack (a predator or other source of threat) in order to drive it off:

    • noun

      a large public gathering at which people perform an unusual or seemingly random act and then disperse, typically organized by means of the Internet or social media:
    • noun

      a band of people intent on lynching someone.
    • noun

      a group of people who assemble, move, or act collectively by using mobile phones or other wireless devices to communicate:
    • noun

      control of a political situation by those outside the conventional or lawful realm, typically involving violence and intimidation:
    • noun

      (in Aboriginal English) us; we:
    • noun

      control of a political situation by those outside the conventional or lawful realm, typically involving violence and intimidation:
    • noun

      a large public gathering at which people perform an unusual or seemingly random act and then disperse, typically organized by means of the Internet or social media:
    • noun

      a band of people intent on lynching someone.
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