verb (used with object), mobbed, mob·bing.
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Definition for mobs (2 of 2)
Origin of mob2
Examples from the Web for mobs
Italian authorities say they have proof they are fighting the mobs.Days of Mafia Mayhem Are Wracking Italy Once Again|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the mobs caught Dr. Saptal Singh, beat him unconscious—and presuming him dead—threw his body off a train.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA|Simran Jeet Singh|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In response, mobs of Hindus enacted widespread revenge throughout Delhi.Delhi in Crisis: How Corruption Rotted a Great Capital|William O’Connor|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Outside parliament, anyone who challenged the clamour for partition was devoured by the mobs.
Of course, what you have to realize is that until really the postwar era, many New York mobs were multicultural.Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Live In: Kevin Baker’s New York|Allen Barra|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When war comes, or mobs attack, or hurricanes strike, our science and our arts are abandoned first.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
The courts have rendered their functions to the mobs in some localities, and all but anarchy sits enthroned.
The mobs first assailed the banks and stores, but finding them too strongly guarded turned their attention elsewhere.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
I have seen meetings turned into mobs and mobs dissolved again into meetings.The Iron Puddler|James J. Davis
Mobs occurred, blood was shed and the people were compelled to look to some spot where they could abide in peace.The Early Negro Convention Movement|John W. Cromwell
British Dictionary definitions for mobs (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for mobs (2 of 3)
- a riotous or disorderly crowd of people; rabble
- (as modifier)mob law; mob violence