mobbing mobbing

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. Within seconds, dozens of people were mobbing the ex-chairman, waving their own dollar bills.
  2. South Florida is swamped by refugee needsand violence In the spring of 1980, when thousands of Cubans were mobbing the port city of Mariel for their helter-skelter.
  3. Thousands of delirious fans rushed the field, mobbing Chambliss as he ran the bases.

News

  1. The return of the ‘cash mob’

    BATH — It’s the longest running “cash mob” in the state. At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, people will gather under the clock at Front and Center streets before descending on a local retailer and “mobbing” it with sales. Later, “mobsters” can socialize with friends at a nearby restaurant. read more
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  2. Hometeam: Lamonda, Fahey lead Rockets to title

    WORCESTER - When the final out of the Central Mass. Division 2 championship game was secure in the glove of second baseman John Kewley, Auburn starting pitcher Tyler Lamonda turned to the Rockets' dugout and showed a giant grin as he awaited the eventual mobbing from his teammates on the mound.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Quotes

  1. Vienna children's attorney Anton Schmid said today (Weds): "In practice, kids are overburdened by swaps of violent and pornographic videos and by so-called mobbing by mobile phones."
    on Sep 9, 2009 By: Anton Schmid Source: Austrian Times

  2. "It was pretty fun," Napoli said with a smile. "It's great with all your teammates mobbing you and practically beating you up."
    on Jul 23, 2009 By: Mike Napoli Source: MLB.com

  3. "It seemed for most of the night, we were outhit, outpitched and outplayed," center fielder Nate McLouth said. "Then, all of a sudden, we're mobbing Jason Michaels at home plate."
    on Jul 12, 2008 By: Nate McLouth Source: Wheeling Intelligencer

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