mock Definition

  • 1to laugh at someone or something in an unkind way, often by copying what they say or do
  • 2to make something seem stupid or useless
  • 3not real but created as a copy

Using mock: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "mock" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The other kids mocked him for his accent.

  • Example

    She mocked his efforts to learn how to dance.

  • Example

    The article mocks the government's new policy.

  • Example

    The designer created a mock-up of the new product.

mock Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using mock

  • to treat something with contempt or ridicule


    The comedian made a mock of the politician's speech, imitating his gestures and tone of voice.

  • pretend to be angry or offended as a way of teasing or joking


    She laughed and shook her head in mock indignation when he suggested they go bungee jumping.

  • a soup made from calf's head, originally used as a substitute for turtle soup


    The restaurant serves a delicious mock turtle soup, which tastes just like the real thing.

Phrases with mock

  • a practice exam that is intended to prepare students for the real exam


    The teacher gave us a mock exam to help us prepare for the final test.

  • a simulated trial used to train law students or to test a legal case before it goes to court


    The law school held a mock trial to give students hands-on experience in the courtroom.

  • mock-heroic

    a literary style that uses satire and irony to mock heroic literature


    The poem was written in a mock-heroic style, making fun of traditional epic poetry.

Origins of mock

from Old French 'moquer', meaning 'to deride'


Summary: mock in Brief

The verb 'mock' [mɑk] means to ridicule or make fun of someone or something, often by imitating them. It can also mean to make something seem stupid or useless, or to create a copy that is not real. Examples include 'The other kids mocked him for his accent,' and 'The designer created a mock-up of the new product.' Phrases include 'mock exam,' 'mock trial,' and 'mock-heroic.'

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