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Before long, mob bosses were wondering whether he should disappear on a permanent basis. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yet within a few years, she could not walk outside without being mobbed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was reportedly obliged to leave London under a police escort, pursued by an angry mob. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Both had to clamber over a fence to escape a mob, angry over a planned 2,900 job losses. The Sun (2016)Then a few feet further on she is mobbed by a group of screaming schoolgirls. The Sun (2015) Crowds mobbed their box and had to be moved along by the police. Amanda Mackenzie Stuart Consuelo & Alva: Love and Power in the Gilded Age (2005)We were mobbed by people wanting to take photos. The Sun (2013)The mobs stoned cars and looted shops. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That night the townships erupted in violence and mobs went on the rampage. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is a scene from a mob film. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But an emergency crew arrived only to be surrounded by a mob outside the family home. The Sun (2009)The trains were mobbed as people tried to climb on to join them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Mob surrounds the car and threats to turn it over. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet the mob continued to attack. Deborah Cadbury THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)Yesterday morning, the hugely popular politician was mobbed by adoring crowds before his big speech. The Sun (2013)Yet a mob attacked two policemen in a Croydon shopping centre in broad daylight. The Sun (2008)The fear of missing out may make it easy to assemble a crowd, but angry mobs do not become us. Christianity Today (2000)A larger white mob fought back. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'mob'

British English: mob NOUN
A mob is a large, disorganized, and often violent crowd of people.
The police watched a growing mob of demonstrators gathering.
  • American English: mob
  • Brazilian Portuguese: multidão
  • Chinese: 一大群乱民
  • European Spanish: multitud
  • French: foule
  • German: Mob
  • Italian: folla in tumulto
  • Japanese: 暴徒
  • Korean: 군중
  • European Portuguese: multidão
  • Spanish: turba
British English: mob VERB
If you say that someone is being mobbed by a crowd of people, you mean that the people are trying to talk to them or get near them in an enthusiastic or threatening way.
Her car was mobbed by the media.

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