Mock v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mocked p. pr. & vb. n. Mocking.]
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. 13.
He will not . . .
Mock us with his blest sight, then snatch him hence. --Milton.
Syn: -- To deride; ridicule; taunt; jeer; tantalize; disappoint. See Deride.