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mob

mob

 
 
pronunciation:
mab
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large, disorderly, or riotous crowd of people.
synonyms:
rabble, rout
similar words:
crowd, crush, drove, herd, horde, host, throng
definition 2: the common people sometimes considered as having a low level of consciousness, taste, or the like; populace; masses.
synonyms:
canaille, commonalty, crowd, herd, hoi polloi, masses, plebs, populace, rabble
similar words:
commoners, lower class, multitude, people, proletariat, riffraff, working class
definition 3: (informal) a group or syndicate of criminals.
similar words:
gang, Mafia, racket, syndicate, underworld
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or related to a large, disorderly crowd of people.
mob psychology
definition 2: of or related to the common people or masses; of a low standard.
mob taste
synonyms:
common, plebeian, popular, vulgar
similar words:
base, low, mass, proletarian
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mobbed, mobbing, mobs
definition 1: to crowd about (someone) in a disorderly way, as when moved by extreme enthusiasm or anger.
The people mobbed the president after his speech.
synonyms:
descend upon, hem in, throng
similar words:
encircle, rabble, surround
definition 2: to fill with a crowd.
Sports fans mobbed the new stadium.
synonyms:
cram, crowd, jam into, pack, throng
similar words:
overrun
definition 3: to attack with violence, esp. in a crowd or mob.
synonyms:
gang up on
similar words:
assail, assault, attack, rabble
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