On its way to the stadium, the team passes through the Grove down the Walk of Champions, mobbed by adoring fans.
About an hour into the show, Jason Bateman tried to leave early and was mobbed by fans chanting his name in the parking lot.
They were, unsurprisingly, mobbed by fans and photographers.
Meanwhile, Apple retail stores from San Francisco to New York to Hong Kong were mobbed with well-wishers.
Assad was mobbed by supporters as he tried to leave the room.
And I can tell you one thing—if I was to start driving a van now I should probably get mobbed in the streets.
I looked upon the narrow streets where Garrison was mobbed for my sake.
He soon became obnoxious to the Whigs of that city, was mobbed, and fled to the Asia man-of-war for protection.
He was also overbearing, and the people of Philadelphia mobbed him once.
He must have expressed himself freely, for he was mobbed by the sailors in the square of Bonifacio.
1680s, "disorderly part of the population, rabble," slang shortening of mobile, mobility "common people, populace, rabble" (1670s, probably with a conscious play on nobility), from Latin mobile vulgus "fickle common people" (the phrase attested c.1600 in English), from mobile, neuter of mobilis "fickle, movable, mobile" (see mobile (adj.)). In Australia and New Zealand, used without disparagement for "a crowd." Meaning "gang of criminals working together" is from 1839, originally of thieves or pick-pockets; American English sense of "organized crime in general" is from 1927.
The Mob was not a synonym for the Mafia. It was an alliance of Jews, Italians, and a few Irishmen, some of them brilliant, who organized the supply, and often the production, of liquor during the thirteen years, ten months, and nineteen days of Prohibition. ... Their alliance -- sometimes called the Combination but never the Mafia -- was part of the urgent process of Americanizing crime. [Pete Hamill, "Why Sinatra Matters," 1998]Mob scene "crowded place" first recorded 1922.
"to attack in a mob," 1709, from mob (n.). Meaning "to form into a mob" is from 1711. Related: Mobbed; mobbing.
: mob infiltration/ a mob boss
Organized crime; the Mafia; the syndicate: I heard it's controlled by the mob (1927+)