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English noun: mob

1. mob (group) a disorderly crowd of people


Synonymsrabble, rout


Broader (hypernym)crowd


Narrower (hyponym)lynch mob

2. mob (group) a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities


Synonymscrime syndicate, family, syndicate


Broader (hypernym)gangdom, gangland, organized crime


Narrower (hyponym)Cosa Nostra, Maffia, Mafia

3. mob (group) an association of criminals


SamplesPolice tried to break up the gang.
A pack of thieves.


Synonymsgang, pack, ring


Broader (hypernym)association


Narrower (hyponym)nest, youth gang


Member holonymgangster, mobster


Member meronymgangdom, gangland, organized crime


English verb: mob

1. mob (motion) press tightly together or cram


SamplesThe crowd packed the auditorium.


Synonymsjam, pack, pile, throng


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)crowd, crowd together









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