[ mok-uhp ]
/ ˈmɒkˌʌp /
a model, often full-size, for study, testing, or teaching: a mock-up of an experimental aircraft.
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Origin of mock-up
First recorded in 1915–20; noun use of verb phrase mock up
Words nearby mock-up
Definition for mock up (2 of 2)
[ mok ]
/ mɒk /
verb (used with object)
to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.
to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively.
to mimic, imitate, or counterfeit.
to challenge; defy: His actions mock convention.
to deceive, delude, or disappoint.
verb (used without object)
to use ridicule or derision; scoff; jeer (often followed by at).
a contemptuous or derisive imitative action or speech; mockery or derision.
something mocked or derided; an object of derision.
an imitation; counterfeit; fake.
- a hard pattern representing the surface of a plate with a warped form, upon which the plate is beaten to shape after furnacing.
- bed(def 23).
feigned; not real; sham: a mock battle.
mock up, to build a mock-up of.
Origin of mock
1400–50; late Middle English mokken < Middle French mocquer
OTHER WORDS FROM mock
mock·a·ble, adjectivemock·er, nounmock·ing·ly, adverbself-mock·ing, adjective
un·mocked, adjectiveun·mock·ing, adjectiveun·mock·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mock up (1 of 2)
/ (mɒk) /
(when intr, often foll by at) to behave with scorn or contempt (towards); show ridicule (for)
(tr) to imitate, esp in fun; mimic
(tr) to deceive, disappoint, or delude
(tr) to defy or frustratethe team mocked the visitors' attempt to score
the act of mocking
a person or thing mocked
a counterfeit; imitation
(often plural) informal (in England and Wales) the school examinations taken as practice before public examinations
sham or counterfeit
serving as an imitation or substitute, esp for practice purposesa mock battle; mock finals
See also mock-up
Derived forms of mockmockable, adjectivemocker, nounmocking, noun, adjectivemockingly, adverb
Word Origin for mock
C15: from Old French mocquer
British Dictionary definitions for mock up (2 of 2)
a working full-scale model of a machine, apparatus, etc, for testing, research, etc
a layout of printed matter
verb mock up
(tr, adverb) to build or make a mock-up of
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