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Definition of mob noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a large crowd of people, especially one that may become violent or cause trouble an angry/unruly mob The mob was preparing to storm the building. an excited mob of fans mob rule (= a situation in which a mob has control, rather than people in authority) see also lynch mob
  2. 2the Mob [singular] (informal) the people involved in organized crime; the Mafia
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