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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.] 
  1.  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. 
  2.  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. 
  3.  To  disappoint  the  hopes  of  to  deceive;  to  tantalize;  as 
  to  mock  expectation. 
  Thou  hast  mocked  me  and  told  me  lies.  --Judg.  xvi. 
  He  will  not  .  .  .  Mock  us  with  his  blest  sight,  then 
  snatch  him  hence  --Milton. 
  Syn:  To  deride;  ridicule;  taunt;  jeer;  tantalize;  disappoint. 
  See  {Deride}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mocking  \Mock"ing\,  a. 
  Imitating,  esp.  in  derision,  or  so  as  to  cause  derision; 
  mimicking;  derisive. 
  {Mocking  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  North  American  singing  bird 
  ({Mimus  polyglottos}),  remarkable  for  its  exact  imitations 
  of  the  notes  of  other  birds.  Its  back  is  gray;  the  tail 
  and  wings  are  blackish,  with  a  white  patch  on  each  wing; 
  the  outer  tail  feathers  are  partly  white.  The  name  is  also 
  applied  to  other  species  of  the  same  genus,  found  in 
  Mexico,  Central  America,  and  the  West  Indies. 
  {Mocking  thrush}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  species  of  the  genus 
  {Harporhynchus},  as  the  brown  thrush  ({H.  rufus}). 
  {Mocking  wren}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  American  wren  of  the  genus 
  {Thryothorus},  esp.  {T.  Ludovicianus}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  abusing  vocally;  expressing  contempt  or  ridicule;  "derisive 
  laughter";  "a  jeering  crowd";  "her  mocking  smile"; 
  "taunting  shouts  of  `coward'  and  `sissy'"  [syn:  {derisive}, 
  {gibelike},  {jeering},  {taunting}] 
  2:  playfully  vexing  (especially  by  ridicule);  "his  face  wore  a 
  somewhat  quizzical  almost  impertinent  air"-  Lawrence 
  Durrell  [syn:  {teasing},  {quizzical}] 

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