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noun [countable] mob pronunciation in American English /mɑb/
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singularmob
pluralmobs
  1. 1
    a large crowd of people that is dangerous or difficult to control
    An angry mob surrounded the palace.
    mob of: A mob of 200 young men started throwing rocks.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] involving or typical of a mob
      mob mentality
      mob violence
  2. 2

    the mob

    or

    the Mob

    informal an organized group of criminals such as the Mafia
    a member of a violent Russian mob
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    1. a.
      [only before noun] belonging to or involving an organized group of criminals
      mob killings
      one of Sicily’s most notorious mob leaders
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  3. 3
    informal a group of people who are connected in some way
    I wouldn’t have anything to do with that mob if I were you.
  4. 5
    Australian a large group of animals
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