Became the mock of his associates.
A mock battle.
Was mocked for contradicting himself; mocked her superficial understanding of the issues.
The filling of mock apple pie tastes as if it contains apples.
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.
Mocked his high-pitched voice.
A whistle that mocks the call of seabirds.
A mock battle.
The impregnable fortress mocked the invaders.
They mocked at the idea.
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.
- 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").