Translation of "mob" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun [ + sing/pl verb ] uk us /mɒb/ US  /mɑːb/

[ C ] usually disapproving a large angry crowd, especially one which could easily become violent

The angry mob outside the jail was/were ready to riot. 監獄外憤怒的暴民準備鬧事。
a lynch mob 行私刑的暴民
Fifty people were killed in three days of mob violence. 三天的暴亂中有50人喪生。

[ 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. 酒吧裡閒混的還是往常那夥人。

[ S ] informal an organization of criminals

a New York mob leader 紐約犯罪集團的頭目
→ See also mobster

(Translation of “mob noun” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)