One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘troops were called in to disperse the mob’
crowd, horde, multitude, rabble, mass, body, throng
group, host, pack, press, crush, jam, gang, gathering, swarm, assemblage
2‘the mob, the dregs, were to be firmly excluded from political life’
the common people, the masses, the populace, the public, the multitude, the rank and file, the commonality, the commonalty, the third estate, the plebeians, the proletariat, the peasantry, the crowd
the hoi polloi, the lower classes, the common herd, the rabble, the riff-raff, the canaille, the great unwashed, the dregs of society, the ragtag, the ragtag and bobtail, the proles, the plebs
3‘don't you get any firearms training in your mob?’
group, set, crowd, lot, circle, coterie, in-crowd, clan, faction, pack, band, ring, fraternity, brotherhood, society, troop, company, team
gang, bunch, lads
1‘he was mobbed by the crowds’
surround, swarm around, besiege, jostle
harass, set upon, fall on, worry
2‘the reporters mobbed the gift shop like a crowd of souvenir-starved tourists’
crowd, crowd into, cram full, fill to overflowing, fill, pack, throng, press into, squeeze into
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