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mimicverb [T]

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

mimicnoun [C]

uk   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 ​insultpeople: She was mimicking the ​variouspeople in ​ouroffice. To mimic is also to have the same or ​similareffect 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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