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heavy mob

A large group of people, especially one inclined toward violence or unrest. As the demonstration began, a heavy mob of masked men fell upon us and began assaulting anyone carrying a protest sign.
See also: heavy, mob

the ˈheavy mob/brigade

(British English, informal) a group of strong, often violent people employed to do something such as protect somebody: I had to laugh when he turned up at the meeting with his heavy mob, as if he was a mafia boss or something.
See also: brigade, heavy, mob


n. the crime syndicate. (Underworld and journalistic.) One of the biggest fish in the mob was pulled from the river yesterday.
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According to at least one report, one of the acquitted men, who addressed the crowd from atop a vehicle, vowed to convene more mobs to kill those whom he thought were not worthy of life, lesser Muslims, lesser humans.
THE Union Ministry of Home Affairs has approved a number of nonlethal mechanisms for mob control in the Kashmir valley.
The country's first Mass Mob was the brainchild of historic church activist Christopher Byrd of Buffalo, New York.
After an Associated Press article described the Buffalo effort, Mass mobs sprang up in other areas, with varying success.
Smaller, packaged rooftop HVAC units (as opposed to larger equipment), for example, are ideal for growing MOBs, as they are easy to service, very available, and expandable.
An aging population along with the reasonably predictable level of healthcare services demand is making medical office properties--formerly an "alternative" property type--extremely desirable, according to the Jones Lang LaSalle report Record Year for MOB Investment as Portfolio Sales Volume Jumps, released in May.
To date, "we have 225 flash mobs under our belt," he says.
His reply, which I'll never forget: "I lived in Italy in the 1970s, that's not what a flash mob is.
They orchestrate daring flash mobs, hoping to win a competition by attracting more than 10 million views to their videos.
As the "shop local" movement gains popularity with consumers, one way retailers can take a proactive stance is by starting or participating in a mob--a cash mob, that is.
Using flash mobs to raise awareness about a specific fundraising campaign or about an organization's mission, nonprofit flash mobs have begun popping up around the country.
Students Steph Townsend and Ben Morley choreographed the routine and the flash mob had just two days to learn all the dance moves.
Of course, occasionally--and the key term here is 'occasionally'--companies will sponsor a flash mob, but essentially flash mobs do not have a corporate agenda.
Officers have to form a line ahead of the mob and take the onslaught of all missiles including Molotov cocktails, without retaliating.
In another interview Wasik claimed the mobs started as a kind of playful social experiment meant to encourage spontaneity and big gatherings to temporarily take over commercial and public areas 'simply to show that they could'.