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Mock, vb. 1) intr. to make contemptuous sport: “--ing birds,” Lucr. 1121. “m. not,” Ado I, 1, 287. “some merry --ing lord,” LLL II, 52. V, 2, 59. V, 2, 59 V, 2, 59 As III, 2, 226. Shr. V, 2, 132. H5 IV, 5, 5. Troil. IV, 2, 21. Troil. IV, 2, 21 Cor. II, 3, 215. Ant. IV, 6, 25. With a clause: “m. not, that I affect the untraded oath,” Troil. IV, 5, 178. With “at:” Lucr. 989. Merch. III, 1, 58. R2 I, 3, 293. III, 3, 171 (Qq laugh). H4B IV, 5, 119. H5 III, 5, 28. V, 1, 58. V, 1, 58 V, 2, 102. H6C V, 4, 57. H8 I, 2, 86. Cor. III, 2, 127.
2) trans. a) to deride, to ridicule, to laugh to scorn: Lucr. 1090. Sonn. 107, 6. Tp. II, 1, 225. III, 2, 34. III, 3, 9. Wiv. III, 2, 49. III, 3, 245. V, 3, 20. V, 3, 20 Meas. I, 3, 27. I, 4, 38. LLL V, 2, 58. LLL V, 2, 58 LLL V, 2, 58 LLL V, 2, 58 LLL V, 2, 58 LLL V, 2, 58 Mids. III, 2, 150. Mids. III, 2, 150 Mids. III, 2, 150 Mids. III, 2, 150 As I, 2, 220. As I, 2, 220 Wint. III, 3, 101. Wint. III, 3, 101 V, 3, 79. John V, 1, 72. R2 II, 1, 85. R2 II, 1, 85 III, 2, 23. III, 2, 23 H4B II, 2, 156. V, 2, 90. H5 IV, 3, 92. V, 1, 39. V, 2, 214. H6C I, 4, 90. II, 6, 76. III, 2, 158. R3 I, 4, 33. III, 1, 129. IV, 4, 284. V, 1, 9. H8 II, 1, 101. Troil. I, 3, 146. IV, 2, 38. V, 2, 99. Cor. I, 9, 78. II, 3, 167. II, 3, 167 III, 1, 42. IV, 6, 104. Tit. III, 1, 239. Tim. IV, 3, 303. Caes. I, 2, 206. Hml. I, 2, 177. V, 1, 211. V, 2, 268. Lr. III, 7, 71. IV, 7, 59. Oth. III, 3, 166 (Hanmer make, which may be right).*270. IV, 1, 61. Ant. III, 4, 15. V, 2, 288. Cymb. I, 6, 76. Per. V, 1, 143. Per. V, 1, 143 Followed by with, to note the cause of derision: “m. you with me, after I am gone,” Sonn. 71, 14. “m. us with our bareness,” All's IV, 2, 20. Followed by a prepositional expression, to denote an effect: “m. him home to Windsor,” Wiv. IV, 4, 64. “she would m. me into air,” Ado III, 1, 75. “she --s all her wooers out of suit,” II, 1, 364. “m. the good housewife Fortune from her wheel,” As I, 2, 33. “many widows shall this mock m. out of their dear husbands, m. mothers from their sons, m. castles down,” H5 I, 2, 285. H5 I, 2, 285
b) to set at nought: “m. the lion when he roars for prey,” Merch. II, 1, 30. “such a headstrong potent fault it is that it but --s reproof,” Tw. III, 4, 225. “the surfeited grooms do m. their charge with snores,” Mcb. II, 2, 6. “let's m. the midnight bell,” Ant. III, 13, 185. cf. “to m. at:” R2 I, 3, 293. H4B IV, 5, 119. Cor. III, 2, 127.
c) to illude, to deceive, to beguile, to tantalize: “to m. the subtle in themselves beguiled,” Lucr. 957. “the scalps of many, almost hid behind, to jump up higher seemed, to m. the mind,” Lucr. 957 “shadows like to thee do m. my sight,” Sonn. 61, 4. “you will not m. me with a husband,” Meas. V, 422. Meas. V, 422 “their several counsels they unbosom shall to loves mistook, and so be --ed withal,” LLL V, 2, 142. “who would be so --ed with glory!” Tim. IV, 2, 33. “we are --ed with art,” Wint. V, 3, 68. “to m. the expectation of the world,” H4B V, 2, 126. “--ing him about the marriage,” H6C IV, 1, 30. “a mother only --ed with two sweet babes,” R3 IV, 4, 87. “how my achievements m. me,” Troil. IV, 2, 71. “I'll trust, by leisure, him that --s me once,” Tit. I, 301. “the babbling echo --s the hounds, replying shrilly to the well-tuned horns,” II, 3, 17. “m. the time with fairest show,” Mcb. I, 7, 81. “m. our eyes with air,” Ant. IV, 14, 7. “that villain hath --ed me,” Cymb. IV, 2, 63. “with marriage wherefore was he --ed,” V, 4, 58. this is the “rarest dream that e'er dull sleep did m. sad fools withal,” Per. V, 1, 164.
d) to mimic: “to see the life as lively --ed as ever still sleep --ed death,” Wint. V, 3, 19. Wint. V, 3, 19 “another shall as loud as thine rattle the welkin's ear and m. the deep-mouthed thunder,” John V, 2, 173. “it is a pretty --ing of the life,” Tim. I, 1, 35.
e) to pretend or feign in a delusive manner: “for --ing marriage with a dame of France,” H6C III, 3, 255. “he --s the pauses that he makes,” Ant. V, 1, 2.
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