Mock (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mocked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mocking.] [F. moquer, of uncertain origin; cf. OD. mocken to mumble, G. mucken, OSw. mucka.]


To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry.

To see the life as lively mocked as ever Still sleep mocked death. Shak.

Mocking marriage with a dame of France. Shak.


To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride.

Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud. 1 Kings xviii. 27.

Let not ambition mock their useful toil. Gray.


To disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize; as, to mock expectation.

Thou hast mocked me, and told me lies. Judg. xvi. 13.

He will not ... Mock us with his blest sight, then snatch him hence. Milton.

Syn. -- To deride; ridicule; taunt; jeer; tantalize; disappoint. See Deride.


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Mock, v. i.

To make sport contempt or in jest; to speak in a scornful or jeering manner.

When thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed? Job xi. 3.

She had mocked at his proposal. Froude.


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Mock, n.


An act of ridicule or derision; a scornful or contemptuous act or speech; a sneer; a jibe; a jeer.

Fools make a mock at sin. Prov. xiv. 9.


Imitation; mimicry.




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Mock, a.

Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham.

That superior greatness and mock majesty. Spectator.

Mock bishop's weed Bot., a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs (Discopleura) growing in wet places. -- Mock heroic, burlesquing the heroic; as, a mock heroic poem. -- Mock lead. See Blende (a). -- Mock nightingale Zool., the European blackcap. -- Mock orange Bot., a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs (Philadelphus), with showy white flowers in panicled cymes. P. coronarius, from Asia, has fragrant flowers; the American kinds are nearly scentless. -- Mock sun. See Parhelion. -- Mock turtle soup, a soup made of calf's head, veal, or other meat, and condiments, in imitation of green turtle soup. -- Mock velvet, a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See Mockado.


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