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mob

noun [+ sing/pl verb] uk   /mɒb/ us    /mɑːb/
[C] usually disapproving a large, angry crowd, especially one that could easily become violent: The angry mob outside the jail was/were ready to riot. a lynch mob 50 people were killed in three days of mob violence. [C] informal a group of people who are friends or who are similar in some way: The usual mob were/was hanging out at the bar. [S] informal an organization of criminals: a New York mob leader
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mob

verb [T] uk   /mɒb/ us    /mɑːb/ (-bb-)
[T usually passive] to come together around someone in a crowd to express admiration, interest, or anger: They were mobbed by fans when they arrived at the theatre. Let's not go to the Old Town tonight - it's always mobbed (= there are always a lot of people there) on Fridays. [I or T] When birds or small animals mob a bigger or more frightening bird or animal that is hunting them, they attack it together and force it to go away.
Translations of “mob”
in Korean 폭도…
in Arabic عِصابة…
in French cohue…
in Turkish taşkın kalabalık, azgın topluluk, güruh…
in Italian ressa, marmaglia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴民,亂民, 一群人,一夥, 幫派,團夥…
in Russian толпа…
in Polish tłum…
in Spanish banda, chusma…
in Portuguese turba, multidão…
in German der Mob…
in Catalan multitud…
in Japanese 暴徒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴民,乱民, 一群人,一伙, 帮派,团伙…
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