mock / mäk/ • v. [tr.] tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner: he mocks them as Washington insiders | [as adj.] (mocking) the mocking hostility in his voice made her wince. ∎ make (something) seem laughably unreal or impossible: at Christmas, arguments and friction mock our pretense of peace. ∎ mimic (someone or something) scornfully or contemptuously. • adj. not authentic or real, but without the intention to deceive: a mock-Georgian red brick house Jim threw up his hands in mock horror. ∎ (of an examination, battle, etc.) arranged for training or practice, or performed as a demonstration: Dukakis will have a mock debate with Barnett. • n. dated an object of derision: he has become the mock of all his contemporaries. DERIVATIVES: mock·a·ble adj. mock·er n. mock·ing·ly adv.
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