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mock-up

[mok-uhp] /ˈmɒkˌʌp/
noun
1.
a model, often full-size, for study, testing, or teaching:
a mock-up of an experimental aircraft.
Also, mockup.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; noun use of verb phrase mock up

mock

[mok] /mɒk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.
2.
to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively.
3.
to mimic, imitate, or counterfeit.
4.
to challenge; defy:
His actions mock convention.
5.
to deceive, delude, or disappoint.
verb (used without object)
6.
to use ridicule or derision; scoff; jeer (often followed by at).
noun
7.
a contemptuous or derisive imitative action or speech; mockery or derision.
8.
something mocked or derided; an object of derision.
9.
an imitation; counterfeit; fake.
10.
Shipbuilding.
  1. a hard pattern representing the surface of a plate with a warped form, upon which the plate is beaten to shape after furnacing.
  2. bed (def 23).
adjective
11.
feigned; not real; sham:
a mock battle.
Verb phrases
12.
mock up, to build a mock-up of.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English mokken < Middle French mocquer
Related forms
mockable, adjective
mocker, noun
mockingly, adverb
self-mocking, adjective
unmocked, adjective
unmocking, adjective
unmockingly, adverb
Synonyms
1. deride; taunt, flout, gibe; chaff, tease. See ridicule. 5. cheat, dupe, fool, mislead.
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Examples for mock up
  • The illustration is presented as a photo, but it is really a mock up drawing.
  • Using eight-inch-square paint samples, customers can mock up wall colors and insert flooring options.
British Dictionary definitions for mock up

mock-up

noun
1.
a working full-scale model of a machine, apparatus, etc, for testing, research, etc
2.
a layout of printed matter
verb
3.
(transitive, adverb) to build or make a mock-up of

mock

/mɒk/
verb
1.
when intr, often foll by at. to behave with scorn or contempt (towards); show ridicule (for)
2.
(transitive) to imitate, esp in fun; mimic
3.
(transitive) to deceive, disappoint, or delude
4.
(transitive) to defy or frustrate the team mocked the visitors' attempt to score
noun
5.
the act of mocking
6.
a person or thing mocked
7.
a counterfeit; imitation
8.
(often pl) (informal) (in England and Wales) the school examinations taken as practice before public examinations
adjective (prenominal)
9.
sham or counterfeit
10.
serving as an imitation or substitute, esp for practice purposes a mock battle, mock finals
See also mock-up
Derived Forms
mockable, adjective
mocker, noun
mocking, noun, adjective
mockingly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Old French mocquer
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Word Origin and History for mock up
mock
mid-15c., from M.Fr. mocquer "deride, jeer," from O.Fr., perhaps from V.L. *muccare "to blow the nose" (as a derisive gesture), from L. mucus; or possibly from M.Du. mocken "to mumble" or M.L.G. mucken "grumble." Related: Mocked; mocking; mockingly. Replaced O.E. bysmerian. Sense of "imitating," as in mockingbird and mock turtle (1763), is from notion of derisive imitation. The adjective is 1540s, from the noun.
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Slang definitions & phrases for mock up

mock-up

modifier

: blend computer-generated imagery and full-size mock-up dinos seamlessly

noun

A model; a simulation, often full-sized: They made a mock-up of the wing to study the lift (1920+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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