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MOCK, verb transitive

1. Properly, to imitate; to mimick; hence, to imitate in contempt or derision; to mimick for the sake of derision; to deride by mimicry.

2. To deride; to laugh at; to ridicule; to treat with scorn or contempt.

As he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, saying, go up, thou bald head. 2 Kings 2:23. Mark 10:34.

3. To defeat; to illude; to disappoint; to deceive; as, to mock expectation.

Thou hast mocked me and told me lies. Judges 16:10.

4. To fool; to tantalize; to play on in contempt.

He will not

MOCK us with his blest sight, then snatch him hence.

MOCK, verb intransitive To make sport in contempt or in jest, or to speak jestingly.

When thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed? Job 11:3.

MOCK, noun Ridicule; derision; sneer; an act manifesting contempt.

Fools make a mock at sin. Proverbs 14:9.

What shall be the portion of those who make a mock at every thing sacred?

1. Imitation; mimicry. [Little Used.]

MOCK, adjective False, counterfeit; assumed; imitating reality, but not real.

That superior greatness and mock majesty--