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Definition of "mock" []

  • To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride. (verb-transitive)
  • To mimic, as in sport or derision. See Synonyms at ridicule. (verb-transitive)
  • To imitate; counterfeit. (verb-transitive)
  • To frustrate the hopes of; disappoint. (verb-transitive)
  • To express scorn or ridicule; jeer: They mocked at the idea. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mock" in a sentence
  • "Temple at Jerusalem, with all that about the 'Mark of the Beast;' that mock (I suppose it was _mock_) miracle, with the fire consuming the sacrifice, and then that awful portent of darkness, thunder, and lightning -- but no rain."
  • "A "rat fink" was an insult, the crazed character created by pioneering artist / car designer "Big Daddy" Roth, and (as "Rat Pfink") the title mock-superhero in the film "Rat Pfink a Boo Boo" by legendary cult film director Ray Dennis Steckler, who also passed away recently."
  • "And we were performing what we call mock transplantation, being sure that as a team, we are ready to go through many hours working together on this particular patient."