make (a) mock of (someone or something)

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make (a) mock of (someone or something)

To subject someone or something to mockery or ridicule; to make fun of someone or something. The film openly makes mock of the sacrifices and hardships our soldiers had to endure during that unfortunate war. His crass, spiteful speech made a mock of our democracy.
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References in classic literature ?
They have no desire to be made mock of in your streets.
He told the conference about 'book people'; young Nigerians who had been specially selected for western education, which left them with new skills but separated from their language and culture and made mock of by the communities they had left behind.
So, after we had made mock of him, I went home and Googled it and found that he was correct.
He was in his seventies and the Western media made mock of his pyjamas and his proneness to tears and fits of hysteria, but the Majlis swiftly passed a proposal to take over all the installations of `the late Anglo-Iranian Oil Company' without compensation immediately.