Meaning of mock

mock

Pronunciation: (mok), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.
  2. to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively.
  3. to mimic, imitate, or counterfeit.
  4. to challenge; defy: His actions mock convention.
  5. to deceive, delude, or disappoint.
—v.i.
  1. to use ridicule or derision; scoff; jeer (often fol. by at).
  2. to build a mock-up of.
—n.
  1. a contemptuous or derisive imitative action or speech; mockery or derision.
  2. something mocked or derided; an object of derision.
  3. an imitation; counterfeit; fake.
    1. a hard pattern representing the surface of a plate with a warped form, upon which the plate is beaten to shape after furnacing.
    2. bed (def. 23).
—adj.
  1. feigned; not real; sham: a mock battle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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