Definition of mock verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    mock

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//mɒk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɑːk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mock
    BrE BrE//mɒk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɑːk//
     
    he / she / it mocks
    BrE BrE//mɒks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɑːks//
     
    past simple mocked
    BrE BrE//mɒkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɑːkt//
     
    past participle mocked
    BrE BrE//mɒkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɑːkt//
     
    -ing form mocking
    BrE BrE//ˈmɒkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːkɪŋ//
     
    Describing unpleasant traits
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] mock (somebody/something) | mock (somebody) + speech to laugh at somebody/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! See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits
  2. 2[transitive] mock something (formal) to show no respect for something The new exam mocked the needs of the majority of children.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French mocquer ‘deride’.Extra examples ‘Too scary for you?’ he mocked gently. He openly mocked his parents. She mocked him for his failure. a faintly mocking smile He mocked her hopes of stardom. He’s always mocking my French accent. She mocked him with her smile. The play subtly mocks the conventions of courtly love. You can mock, but at least I’m willing to have a try!
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