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mockverb [T]

us   /mɑk/
  • 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.

mockadjective [not gradable]

us   /mɑk/
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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mockverb [T]

uk   /mɒk/ us   /mɑːk/
formal to laugh at someone, often by copying them in a funny but unkind way: They were mocking him because he kept falling off his bike. She made fun of him by mocking his limp.
to make something appear stupid or not effective: The wind mocked their attempts to reach the shore by pushing the boat further and further out to sea.
Phrasal verbs

mockadjective [before noun]

uk   /mɒk/ us   /mɑːk/

mocknoun [C]

uk   /mɒk/ us   /mɑːk/ UK
an exam taken at school for practice before a real exam: You will have your mocks during the first two weeks of March.
(Definition of mock from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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