Definitions for mockmɒk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mock*mɒk(v.t.)

  1. to treat with ridicule or contempt; deride.

  2. to mimic; imitate.

  3. to challenge; defy:

    His actions mock convention.

  4. to delude; disappoint.

  5. (v.i.)to scoff; jeer (often fol. by at).

  6. (n.)an act of mocking.

  7. something mocked.

  8. an imitation.

  9. (adj.)feigned:

    a mock battle.

* Syn: See ridicule.

Origin of mock:

1400–50; < MF mocquer, OF; of uncert. orig.

mock′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mock(adj)

    the act of mocking or ridiculing

    "they made a mock of him"

  2. mock(verb)

    constituting a copy or imitation of something

    "boys in mock battle"

  3. mock, bemock(verb)

    treat with contempt

    "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"

  4. mock(verb)

    imitate with mockery and derision

    "The children mocked their handicapped classmate"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mock(verb)ɒk

    to tease and laugh at sb often by imitating them

    The boys laughed and mocked him.

  2. mock(adjective)ɒk

    not real, but looking or seeming exactly like sth; = fake

    a mock fur coat; "Oh no!" she said in mock horror.

  3. mockɒk

    not real, but used to practice for sth real

    a mock exam

Wiktionary

  1. mock(Noun)

    An imitation, usually with the connotation that it's one of lesser quality.

  2. mock(Noun)

    Mockery, the act of mocking.

  3. mock(Noun)

    A practice exam set by an educating institution to prepare students for an important exam.

    He got a B in his History mock, but improved to an A in the exam.

  4. mock(Verb)

    To mimic, to simulate.

  5. mock(Verb)

    To make fun of by mimicking, to taunt.

  6. mock(Verb)

    To tantalise, and disappoint (the hopes of).

  7. mock(Adjective)

    imitation, not genuine. (mock turtle soup, mock leather); fake

  8. Origin: From mokken, from mocquer, from mocken or mucken, both from *, from mukkjanan, from mūg-. Cognate with firmucken, Modern mucksen, dialectal mokkel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mock(verb)

    to imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry

  2. Mock(verb)

    to treat with scorn or contempt; to deride

  3. Mock(verb)

    to disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize; as, to mock expectation

  4. Mock(verb)

    to make sport contempt or in jest; to speak in a scornful or jeering manner

  5. Mock(noun)

    an act of ridicule or derision; a scornful or contemptuous act or speech; a sneer; a jibe; a jeer

  6. Mock(noun)

    imitation; mimicry

  7. Mock(adj)

    imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mock(adjective)

pretended or not real

a mock battle; He looked at me in mock horror.

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