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MOCK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mock mean? 

MOCK (noun)
  The noun MOCK has 1 sense:

1. the act of mocking or ridiculing

  Familiarity information: MOCK used as a noun is very rare.


MOCK (adjective)
  The adjective MOCK has 1 sense:

1. constituting a copy or imitation of something

  Familiarity information: MOCK used as an adjective is very rare.


MOCK (verb)
  The verb MOCK has 2 senses:

1. treat with contempt
2. imitate with mockery and derision

  Familiarity information: MOCK used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOCK (noun)


Sense 1mock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of mocking or ridiculing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

they made a mock of him

Hypernyms ("mock" is a kind of...):

derision; ridicule (the act of deriding or treating with contempt)


MOCK (adjective)


Sense 1mock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Constituting a copy or imitation of something

Context example:

boys in mock battle

Similar:

counterfeit; imitative (not genuine; imitating something superior)


MOCK (verb)


Sense 1mock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat with contempt

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bemock; mock

Context example:

The new constitution mocks all democratic principles

Hypernyms (to "mock" is one way to...):

do by; handle; treat (interact in a certain way)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mock"):

bait; cod; rag; rally; razz; ride; tantalise; tantalize; taunt; tease; twit (harass with persistent criticism or carping)

blackguard; guy; jest at; laugh at; make fun; poke fun; rib; ridicule; roast (subject to laughter or ridicule)

deride (treat or speak of with contempt)

Sentence frames:

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Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2mock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Imitate with mockery and derision

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The children mocked their handicapped classmate

Hypernyms (to "mock" is one way to...):

copy; imitate; simulate (reproduce someone's behavior or looks)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mock"):

ape; caricature (represent in or produce a caricature of)

impersonate (represent another person with comic intentions)

burlesque; parody; spoof (make a parody of)

Sentence frames:

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Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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