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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 somebody/something 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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