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mock

verb [T]  /mɑk/ us  

mock verb [T] (INSULT)

to copy someone or a characteristic of someone in an amusing but unkind way that makes other people laugh, or to try to make someone or something seem foolish or ridiculous: Some of the boys in the dorm loved to mock Roger’s British accent.

mock

adjective [not gradable]  /mɑk/ us  

mock adjective [not gradable] (ARTIFICIAL)

intended to seem real; artificial or pretended: She gave a little scream in mock surprise when she opened the door and saw us.
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