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Definition of mimic verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mimic
    he / she / it mimics
    past simple mimicked
    -ing form mimicking
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  1. 1mimic somebody/something + speech to copy the way someone speaks, moves, behaves, etc., especially in order to make other people laugh She's always mimicking the teachers. He mimicked her southern accent.
  2. 2mimic something to look or behave like something else synonym imitate The robot was programmed to mimic a series of human movements. the creation of a vaccine that mimics the virus
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mimic

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