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1 a great number of persons or creatures massed together
  • a mob of pigeons soon flocked around us after they spied the bread crumbs

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2 a group involved in secret or criminal activities
  • the club owner was accused of having connections with a mob of racketeers

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3 the body of the community as contrasted with the elite
  • political speeches designed to appeal to the mob

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Synonyms of mob (Entry 2 of 2)

to move upon or fill (something) in great numbers
  • the snack bar was mobbed as soon as the meeting was over

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crowd, throng, horde, crush, mob mean an assembled multitude. crowd implies a close gathering and pressing together. a crowd gathered throng and horde suggest movement and pushing. a throng of reporters a horde of shoppers crush emphasizes the compactness of the group, the difficulty of individual movement, and the attendant discomfort. a crush of fans mob implies a disorderly crowd with the potential for violence. an angry mob

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The first known use of mob was in 1688

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“Mob.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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