mobbed mobbed  /ˈmɑbd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a disorderly crowd of people
  2. (n) a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
  3. (n) an association of criminals
  4. (v) press tightly together or cram

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A security guard sits at the front desk, but he doesn't have a lot to do, because nobody ever comes in--though if there were a sign outside, the place would be mobbed.
  2. Thousands of fans mobbed her at the airport and in her hotel.
  3. Herriot was mobbed, though he escaped.

News

  1. Gaming N ews

    On Sunday night at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Mark Radoja ran across the ESPN television stage and shouted “I don't believe it!” just as he was mobbed by a cheering rail of supporters who included several fellow poker pros.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Casino City Times

  2. Tailhook's whistle-blower talks sexual assault

    In the fall of 1991, hundreds of naval aviators mobbed the Las Vegas Hilton for the annual Tailhook convention, a gathering of the Navy's entire aviation community.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Navy Times

  3. State crowns champions in baseball and softball

    Wall's Dani Petrone is mobbed by teammates after her home run scored a second run for her team in a two-run inning. / PETER ACKERMAN/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
    on June 10, 2013     Source: MyCentralJersey.com

Quotes

  1. Netanyahu defended the actions of the Israeli marines, saying his forces had been attacked: "They were mobbed, they were clubbed, they were beaten, stabbed, there was even a report of gunfire. And our soldiers had to defend themselves."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: RT

  2. "He is bigger than the footballers, boxers and cyclists," Saint-Andre said. "If there was a Sports Personality of the Year award in France like in England, he would win it easily. He is mobbed wherever he goes."
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Philippe Saint-Andre Source: Times Online

  3. "I didn't know I was popular until I got mobbed at a Gap store when I got back. That's a true story," Gray said in an interview. "It was crazy because I had my son with me and he was, like, four at the time, and all these people just rushed...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Macy Gray Source: Montreal Gazette

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