Adjective "Mob" definition and examples

(Mob may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/mɒb/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence.
  1. 'Yet the historian does not feel provoked enough to indict him for failing to understand what forces the destructive potential of mobs and crowds.'
  2. 'Second, it shows not a small mob but a huge crowd.'
  3. 'This capability will provide a means to capture specified individuals, such as those inciting a mob to violence or enemy combatants we seek to take prisoner.'
  4. 'They stood like a unmoving mob, crowded together, trying to get a better view of him.'
  5. 'Instantly the crowd became a mob, screaming, cowering.'
  6. 'Before anybody gets too sentimental about the blessings of music, however, Brown points out that music can also transform crowds into a dangerous mob.'
  7. 'Crowds and mobs are not completely irrational, but they have their own logic.'
  8. 'I feared trouble because the mob was growing restless and violent.'
  9. '‘We used rubber bullets to disperse the mob during a series of violent demonstrations,’ he said.'
  10. 'The three of us tried to act as peacemakers in an unseemly mob and for our troubles we got blackballed from every pub and club in the city centre.'
  11. 'She may have been the closest we have to an honest politician at the moment but that's by comparison with the rest of the mob and I'm not entirely convinced by her protestations.'
  12. 'my mob travelled and traded with other people'
  13. 'Moreover, 'mobs' need to be defined situationally, as they wax and wane in size depending on the occasion.'
  14. 'Community members were persuaded to attend long and awkward meetings at which cattle station plans were outlined in language which was alien and obscure to the Bulman mob.'
  15. '"You Walmajarri mob are lucky," said Pat, who comes from England.'
  16. 'There's three different mobs left that speak the traditional language.'
  17. 'The supervisor, before he left, said, "See that he goes back to his mob".'
  18. 'the age-old fear that the mob may organize to destroy the last vestiges of civilized life'
  19. 'Our founding fathers made this a republic and not a democracy because they feared the mob.'
  20. 'The very fabric of the city was shaped by the elite's fear of the mob.'
  21. 'Here, as elsewhere, the language of the mob and of public opinion have converged: there is no restraint; there are no euphemisms.'
  22. 'Irrational fear of the mob was the reason the Red Cross didn't enter the city.'
The Mafia or a similar criminal organization.
  1. 'Always the notorious red-light district of sports, boxing today is as troubled as it was even in the days when the Mob called the shots.'
  2. 'And though Barry has been one of the Mob's more dependable components, he is as capable of playing as wildly, as out of control, as the rest of them.'
  3. 'The ‘Feds’ even break the law to make Mark speak, and the Mob do all they can to keep him quiet.'
  4. 'The moments when the Mob catches up with him - where his vices hit him hardest - are the highlights of this film.'
  5. 'Ruby was a strip club owner, and was said to have connections with the Mob.'
  6. 'The Mob could always use an experienced trigger man!'
  7. 'Even though gangs like this have operated for many years, people do not want to believe that their friends are all a part of the Mob.'
  8. 'Nobody will date you if they find out you're part of the Mob.'
  9. 'By then he'd raked in uncounted millions of dollars, much of which he shared with partners in the Mob.'
A flock or herd of animals.
  1. 'Well we've got a lovely mob of cattle over here; it's quite a rustic rural scene with the shadows, casting long shadows with the afternoon sun.'
  2. 'On 8 July 1871 Gason reported that a large mob of cattle had been seen some 300 kilometres north of the station.'
  3. 'Cattle seem to recognise this, so in a mob of mixed breeds, the yaks generally set the pattern.'

verb

Crowd round (someone) or into (a place) in an unruly way.
  1. 'They mobbed the visitors and grappled with them.'
  2. 'I was mobbed by them for autographs outside the stadium and it made the hairs on my neck stand up when they sung my name.'
  3. '‘People came up and asked him for his autograph and when he went out he was mobbed by people who were convinced it was him,’ recalls Giovanni.'
  4. 'Though he is frequently mobbed by screaming teenagers desperate for his autograph, he claims he does not feel particularly famous.'
  5. 'Nearby, a crowd mobbed a man on a pay phone, screaming at him to get off the phone so that they could call relatives.'
  6. 'He is mobbed by fans wherever he goes, but even so he doesn't enjoy the same level of musical success he once did or the same level of public support.'
  7. 'When she arrived she was mobbed by children and she wanted to do more to help them, but she couldn't stay any longer.'
  8. 'He was mobbed by both students and adults, crowding around him for autographs and nearly missed his flight.'
  9. 'After he and his wife voted, well, he was mobbed by a pack of reporters, local, national, international, and entertainment reporters following his every move.'
  10. 'a cuckoo flew over, to be mobbed at once by two reed warblers'
  11. 'Such an effect could be extended to mobbing birds.'
  12. 'Overhead, a mewing cry announced the passing of a white-tailed sea eagle, which was being mobbed by agitated gulls.'
  13. 'Spectacular aerial demonstrations, often in the form of group mobbing by several adults, are accompanied by intense and prolonged shrieking.'
  14. 'They are immediately mobbed by the group and may escape to fly away and sing again another day, but sometimes they are killed.'
  15. 'Swifts will often mob aerial predators such as raptors if they approach a flock.'
  16. 'Red-collared Widowbird females are unable to displace the shrikes, and no physical attacks or mobbing behavior was ever observed.'
  17. 'I've heard that when young birds leave the nest, parents will mob a lot more actively almost to show what is danger and what isn't.'
  18. 'Swans competing for territory, herons being mobbed by crows and ducklings jumping for flies.'
  19. 'After a bit, one of them flew up, circled round, splashed into the water and flew off with a fish, getting mobbed by Lapwings.'
  20. 'A few brave souls were feeding them bags of seed or bread scraps, and were being so mobbed by pigeons that I was actually a bit worried for them.'

More definitions

1. a disorderly or riotous crowd of people.

2. a crowd bent on or engaged in lawless violence.

3. any group or collection of persons or things.

4. the common people; the masses; populace or multitude.

5. a criminal gang, especially one involved in drug trafficking, extortion, etc.

6. the Mob, Mafia (def 1).

7. Sociology. a group of persons stimulating one another to excitement and losing ordinary rational control over their activity.

8. a flock, herd, or drove of animals: a mob of

More examples(as adjective)

"violences can be mob."

"bosses can be mob."

"rules can be mob."

"turncoats can be mob."

"justices can be mob."

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Origin

(mob)Late 17th century: abbreviation of archaic mobile, short for Latin mobile vulgus ‘excitable crowd’.