Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: moquier


1 verb
1 [intransitive and transitive] formal to laugh at someone or something and try to make them look stupid by saying unkind things about them or by copying them [= make fun of]:
Opposition MPs mocked the government's decision.
'Running away?' he mocked.
It's easy for you to mock, but we put a lot of work into this play.
2 [transitive] formal to make something seem completely useless:
Violent attacks like this mock the peace process.
mocking adjective:
Her tone was mocking.
mockingly adverb:
His lips twisted mockingly.
mocker noun [countable]

mock something ↔ up

phrasal verb
to make a full-size model of something so that it looks real

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