Mock meaning

mŏk
The definition of mock is something fake, or something arranged for practice.

A knock-off of a designer purse is an example of a mock purse.

A trial that is practice for the real trial is an example of a mock trial.

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To imitate or mimic, as in fun or derision; burlesque.
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The act of mocking.
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Mock is to tease someone or make someone the object of scorn, or to mimic or imitate someone to get laughs or to insult the person.

When you point out how silly and stupid someone's answer is, this is an example of when you mock the person.

When you impersonate your teacher who you don't like in order to get laughs, this is an example of when you mock your teacher.

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Imitation, not genuine (mock turtle soup, mock leather); fake.
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To express scorn or ridicule; jeer.

They mocked at the idea.

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An object of scorn or derision.

Became the mock of his associates.

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Simulated; false; sham.

A mock battle.

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In an insincere or pretending manner.

Mock sorrowful.

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To hold up to scorn or contempt; ridicule.
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To lead on and disappoint; deceive.
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To defy and make futile; defeat.

The impregnable fortress mocked the invaders.

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To show or express scorn, ridicule, or contempt; jeer.
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An act of mocking; jibe; sneer.
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A person or thing receiving or deserving ridicule or derision.
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An imitation or counterfeit.
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Sham; false; imitation; pretended.

A mock battle.

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Of or designating a food that imitates another in some way.

The filling of mock apple pie tastes as if it contains apples.

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In a false or insincere manner.

Mock-sympathetic words.

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An imitation, usually of lesser quality.

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Mockery, the act of mocking.
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A practice exam set by an educating institution to prepare students for an important exam.

He got a B in his History mock, but improved to an A in the exam.

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To mimic, to simulate.
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To make fun of by mimicking, to taunt.
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To tantalise, and disappoint (the hopes of).
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  • To subject to ridicule; mock.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of mock

  • Middle English mokken from Old French mocquer
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English mokken, from Middle French mocquer (“to deride, jeer"), from Middle Dutch mocken (“to mumble") or Middle Low German mucken (“to grumble, talk with the mouth half-opened"), both from Old Saxon *mokkian, *mukkian (“to low, mumble"), from Proto-Germanic *mukkijanÄ…, *mÅ«hanÄ… (“to low, bellow, shout"), from Proto-Indo-European *mÅ«g-, *mÅ«k- (“to low, mumble"). Cognate with Old High German firmucken (“to be stupid"), Modern German mucksen (“to utter a word"), Dutch dialectal mokkel (“kiss").
    From Wiktionary