mob scene


: a place or situation where a crowd of people behave in a violent or uncontrolled way
The peaceful protest quickly turned into a mob scene as protesters began fighting the police.
also : a very crowded place or situation
The store became a real mob scene.

Examples of mob scene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When, one night in Manhattan, 1964, Truman Capote accepted a ride in Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s limousine after the theater, the author wasn’t prepared to find himself at the center of a mob scene. Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 3 Apr. 2023 Jennifer Brown Hyde: The scene was like a mob scene … news cameras and TV lights. David Begnaud, CBS News, 18 Mar. 2023

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“Mob scene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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