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noun [countable] mob pronunciation in British English /mɒb/
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  1. 1
    a large crowd of people that is dangerous or difficult to control: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

    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


    the Mob

    informal an organized group of criminals such as the Mafia

    a member of a violent Russian mob

    1. a.
      [only before noun] belonging to or involving an organized group of criminals

      mob killings

      one of Sicily’s most notorious mob leaders

  3. 3
    informal a group of people who are connected in some way: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

    I wouldn’t have anything to do with that mob if I were you.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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