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mimic

verb [T] uk   /ˈmɪm.ɪk/ ( present participle mimicking, past tense and past participle mimicked) us  
to copy the way in which a particular person usually speaks and moves, usually in order to make people laugh: She was mimicking the various people in our office.

mimic

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɪm.ɪk/ us  
a person who can copy the sounds or movements of other people: She's a fantastic mimic.
mimicry
noun [U] uk   /-ɪ.kri/ us  
The mockingbird is known for its mimicry of other birds.
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