English version

lynch mob

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime & law
lynch mobˈlynch mob noun [singular]  SCSARa group of people that kills someone by hanging them, without a legal trial
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lynch mobThe crowd was on the point of becoming a lynch mob, but were still linked in a human chain.Doc Holliday briefly practiced dentistry there after his escape from the Fort Griffin lynch mob.A new type of lynch mob is assembled.Some lynch mob of cuckolded husbands exacting a medieval revenge?She had a picture of a Southern lynch mob, a whole group of white men and women.The eyes of the lynch mob were uncomprehendingly evil.This then is recruitment in the mode of the dogcatcher or the lynch mob.The lynch mob is gathering outside the Last Chance Saloon.
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