Crossword clues for mock
- Treat with contempt - imitation
- Tease scornfully
- Not serious
- Just pretend
- __ turtle soup
- Turtle type
- Treat with contempt — imitation
- Teasingly mimic
- Simulate unflatteringly
- Mimic with contempt
- Mimic cruelly
- Mimic contemptuously
- Like law school trials
- Kind of turtle soup
- Imitate, in a hurtful way
- Echo in a stupid voice, perhaps
- ___ Turtle (character Alice meets in Wonderland)
- Poke fun at swimmer thus leading the course
- Like a kangaroo court
- Poke fun at
- Make fun of, in a way
- Tease by imitating
- Word with turtle soup
- Guy needs something to wear, first off
- Make fun of topless dress
- Satirise musical overdoing carnal knowledge, for starters
- Frontless dress is fake
- Ridicule dummy
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mock \Mock\, v. i. To make sport in 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.
Mock \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. [R.]
Mock \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.
Mocking marriage with a dame of France.
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.
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.
Syn: To deride; ridicule; taunt; jeer; tantalize; disappoint. See Deride.
Mock \Mock\, a. Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham.
That superior greatness and mock majesty.
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 (Zo["o]l.), the European blackcap.
Mock orange (Bot.), a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs ( Philadelphus), with showy white flowers in panicled cymes. Philadelphus 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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., "to deceive;" mid-15c. "make fun of," from Old French mocquer "deride, jeer," of unknown origin, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *muccare "to blow the nose" (as a derisive gesture), from Latin mucus; or possibly from Middle Dutch mocken "to mumble" or Middle Low German mucken "grumble." Or perhaps simply imitative of such speech. Related: Mocked; mocking; mockingly. Replaced Old English bysmerian. Sense of "imitating," as in mockingbird and mock turtle (1763), is from notion of derisive imitation.
1540s, from mock, verb and noun. Mock-heroic is attested from 1711, describing a satirical use of a serious form; mock-turtle "calf's head dressed to resemble a turtle," is from 1763; as a kind of soup from 1783.
"derisive action or speech," early 15c., from mock (v.).
imitation, not genuine; fake. n. 1 An imitation, usually of lesser quality. 2 mockery, the act of mocking. 3 A practice exam set by an educating institution to prepare students for an important exam. v
1 To mimic, to simulate. 2 To make fun of by mimicking, to taunt. 3 To tantalise, and disappoint (the hopes of).
adj. constituting a copy or imitation of something; "boys in mock battle"
v. treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles" [syn: bemock]
imitate with mockery and derision; "The children mocked their handicapped classmate"
n. the act of mocking or ridiculing; "they made a mock of him"
Mock may refer to:
- Mock (surname)
- Mock, California, an unincorporated community
- Mock, Washington, a ghost town
- Mock or Duncan Stump, a member of the band Mock & Toof
- Mock, a character in Mock & Sweet
- Mock - 1, a 1998 album by Mocking Shadows
- Mock object, a programming object that mimics the behavior of real objects in controlled ways
Mock is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Alois Mock (born 1934), Austrian politician
- Chad Mock (born 1984), American football player
- Chance Mock (born 1981), American football player
- Freida Lee Mock, American film director and producer
- Garrett Mock (born 1983), American baseball player
- George Mock (1907–2001), American labor leader
- Hans Mock (1906–1982), Austrian footballer
- Janet Mock (born 1983), American author
- Jerrie Mock (1925–2014), American aviator
- Karen Mock, Canadian activist
- Owen Mock, American computer programmer
- Richard Mock (1944–2006), American artist
- Ron Mock, American Quaker
- Sai Wing Mock (1879–1941), Chinese-American mob boss
- Vanessa Mock (born 1975), German journalist
- Eberhard Mock (1883–1960), fictional detective
Usage examples of "mock".
When Alec still looked dubious, Seregil clapped him on the shoulder in mock exasperation.
And behind it all I saw the ineffable malignity of primordial necromancy, black and amorphous, and fumbling greedily after me in the darkness to choke out the spirit that had dared to mock it by emulation.
That he could do with himself what he would, that he created a new thing without overturning the old, that he won men to himself by announcing the Father, that he inspired without fanaticism, set up a kingdom without politics, set men free from the world without asceticism, was a teacher without theology, at a time of fanaticism and politics, asceticism and theology, is the great miracle of his person, and that he who preached the Sermon on the Mount declared himself in respect of his life and death, to be the Redeemer and Judge of the world, is the offence and foolishness which mock all reason.
The twisted features, eyeless and locked in an endless scream, mocked him from the ashy ground.
Choose then between the vengeance of Atene and her love, since I am not minded to be mocked in my own land as a wanton who sought a stranger and was--refused.
Instead, Michel was imprisoned in the scriptorium while his squire, Aumery, led the knight-brothers in a mock melee.
The man currently occupying the Judean throne was Herod Agrippa, grandson of Herod the Great, and nephew of Herod Antipas who had slain the Baptist and mocked the Nazarene.
Thus she laughed and mocked, and the Basha, hearing her, took shame of his crawling fears, and made a poor show of joining her.
The basher would find a reason to delay any citizen from entering the shop whenever a Mocker was inside.
Connetable de Montmorency, Calvin, the three Colignys, Theodore de Beze, she needed to possess and to display the rare qualities and precious gifts of a statesman under the mocking fire of the Calvinist press.
While the poets cast mocking glances at one another, while Greflinger whistled a tune, while Birken smiled with moist lips, Schneuber waxed offensive under his breath, and Lauremberg inquired what had become of young Scheffler.
Now it made Billy mad to have a goat mock everything he did, so he bleated for him to stop immediately or he would hook him down the front stair.
Jacob told Rebekah later that Esau and his Canaanite friends later mocked what Father had said.
As they drove across the Square it seemed almost to have been frozen in a cataleptic silence, the bulbous clusters of the street lamps around the Square burned with a hard and barren radiance--a ghastly mocking of life, of metropolitan gaiety, in a desert scene from which all life had by some pestilence or catastrophe of nature been extinguished.
I would almost as soon believe with the old and ignorant cosmogonists, that fossil shells had never lived, but had been created in stone so as to mock the shells now living on the sea-shore.