Mock definition

mŏk
To imitate or mimic, as in fun or derision; burlesque.
verb
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The act of mocking.
noun
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An object of scorn or derision.

Became the mock of his associates.

noun
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To show or express scorn, ridicule, or contempt; jeer.
verb
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In an insincere or pretending manner.

Mock sorrowful.

adverb
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An act of mocking; jibe; sneer.
noun
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A person or thing receiving or deserving ridicule or derision.
noun
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Sham; false; imitation; pretended.

A mock battle.

adjective
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To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride.

Was mocked for contradicting himself; mocked her superficial understanding of the issues.

verb
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To hold up to scorn or contempt; ridicule.
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An imitation or counterfeit.
noun
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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.

adjective
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In a false or insincere manner.

Mock-sympathetic words.

adverb
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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.

verb
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To imitate in fun or derision.

Mocked his high-pitched voice.

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To mimic or resemble closely.

A whistle that mocks the call of seabirds.

verb
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Simulated; false; sham.

A mock battle.

adjective
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To make fun of by mimicking, to taunt.
verb
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To lead on and disappoint; deceive.
verb
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To defy and make futile; defeat.

The impregnable fortress mocked the invaders.

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To frustrate the hopes or intentions of.
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To cause to appear irrelevant, ineffectual, or impossible.
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To express scorn or ridicule; jeer.

They mocked at the idea.

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An imitation, usually of lesser quality.

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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 tantalise, and disappoint (the hopes of).
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Imitation, not genuine (mock turtle soup, mock leather); fake.
adjective
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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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Mockery, the act of mocking.
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make
  • To subject to ridicule; mock.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mock
Plural:
mocks

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