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mimicverb [T]

uk   /ˈmɪm.ɪk/  us   /ˈmɪm.ɪk/ (present participle mimicking, past tense and past participle mimicked)

mimicnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɪm.ɪk/  us   /ˈmɪm.ɪk/
(Definition of mimic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mimicverb [T]

 us   /ˈmɪm·ɪk/ (present participle mimicking, past tense and past participle mimicked)
to copy the way someone speaks and moves, esp. in order to amuse or insult people: She was mimicking the various people in our office.
To mimic is also to have the same or similar effect as something else: This substance mimics calcium and can replace it in bones.
mimic
noun [C]  us   /ˈmɪm·ɪk/
He was a fine mimic.
mimicry
noun [U]  us   /ˈmɪm·ɪ·kri/
The mockingbird is known for its mimicry of other birds.
(Definition of mimic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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