verb (used with object), mobbed, mob·bing.
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Example sentences from the Web for mobbing
By the time she reached the parking lot, “people were just mobbing out of the mall.”Gunman Kills Two People and Himself in Shooting at Oregon Mall|Winston Ross|December 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the vulgar boys of bird society are fond of mobbing it when it appears abroad by day, and it dislikes publicity.Concerning Animals and Other Matters|E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
Whenever you twins get together I think I have to watch you just as I used to when you were mobbing the parsonage.Sunny Slopes|Ethel Hueston
He whipped the brute so thoroughly that it put an end to the mobbing in Honolulu.Memoirs of John R. Young|John Young
The young orator's attitude towards slavery was determined by the mobbing of Garrison.The Battle of Principles|Newell Dwight Hillis
The little birds, impelled by rage or fear, or a silly combination of both, assemble for the purpose of mobbing the common enemy.British Birds in their Haunts|Rev. C. A. Johns
British Dictionary definitions for mobbing (1 of 2)
- a riotous or disorderly crowd of people; rabble
- (as modifier)mob law; mob violence