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Definition of mock verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mock
    he / she / it mocks
    past simple mocked
    -ing form mocking
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] mock (somebody/something) mock (somebody) + speech to laugh at someone or something in an unkind way, especially by copying what they say or do synonym make fun of He's always mocking my French accent. The other children mocked her, laughing behind their hands. You can mock, but at least I'm willing to have a try!
  2. 2[transitive] mock something (formal) to show no respect for something The new exam mocked the needs of the majority of children.
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