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verb as in come upon by pushing; surround


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Fort Lauderdale resident Chris Nelson told the newspaper that his group, ReOpen South Florida, organized the “flash mob.”

From Fortune

As word got out about the shortages, mobs began breaking into pharmacies to secure medicine.

Attorney General Bill Barr similarly denounced “mob violence.”

From Vox

For his part, Sethi has tried to target conservatives who might be upset with the anti-police brutality protests following George Floyd’s death, asking if they’re “sick of the mobs yet.”

The highest form of political courage is doing the right thing when the mob is against it.

General Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to the first President Bush, shuffled head-down through the mob.

She apparently could even pick out her man of choice in a post-concert mob.

Moments later, a mob of about 25 young men burst through the door and unleashed a brutal attack on Singh.

Rather than helping though, policemen were actually complicit in the mob violence.

The parliament house and library of the British provinces, at Montreal, burned by a mob.

The moon rose on a terrified mob trudging or riding the forty miles of road between Meerut and the Mogul capital.

Two artillery subalterns who had fought their way through a mob stricken with panic for the moment, soon arrived.

The mob of relatives and friends wrecked and burned the castle, massacring the retainers to a man.

They are quite sure "the mob" will do no harm if it is vigilantly watched and thoroughly overawed.

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On this page you'll find 135 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mob, such as: clan, crowd, flock, gang, horde, and mass.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.