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mocking is catching

If one engages in mockery, it encourages others to do the same. A: "As soon as he started making fun of me, the other kids joined in too!" B: "Oh dear, mocking is catching, isn't it?"
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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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mock (something) up

To create a draft, model, or simulated version of something to demonstrate how it looks or works. We mocked up a prototype of the new irrigation system to demonstrate its benefits to the city council. I sketch out the designs of our latest cars, and the engineering department mocks them up.
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mock something up

to make a model or simulation of something. The engineers mocked the new car design up for the managers to see. They mocked up the new car design.
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mock up

To make a model of something, especially as part of a presentation: We mocked up our ideas for the stage scenery to see if it would be hard to build. Take these building plans and mock them up for the presentation.
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When asked about the Mock Interviews, Spokesperson for Chanakya IAS Academy said, "Civil services examination interview phase is deemed as a final hurdle between the aspirant and their aspiration for a glorious career at Civil Services.
The mock exercise will be part of a three-day event which will begin with a Coordination Conference on December 19, 2017, followed by a Table-top Exercise on December 20, 2017.
Talking on the occasion, District Emergency Officer Rescue 1122 Dr Kaleem Ullah said that second mega mock exercise was conduced in which all departments participated.
A mixed-methods exploratory study examined factors affecting how healthcare workers learned and retained resuscitation knowledge using a mock code evaluation questionnaire with closed and open-ended responses (Curran et ah, 2012).
This middle-grade biography stresses that Jerrie Mock was just an ordinary person chasing a dream, which is a positive message for today's youth.
She also has a key role in advertising the mock exam to trainees, booking places and being a point of contact for candidates.
The best time to start setting up your mock scrapes is just before the bucks in your area start turning their thoughts to the fairer sex.
Here are seven points that I have found useful in using mock juries.
The poor Lib Dem candidate Joe Large took just a single seat in the mock election.
The Sulu mock village, designed and built by Tausog engineers, led by multi-awarded ARMM public works Secretary Emil Kiram-Sadain, was adjudged champion in the competition among the five village-replicas.
Future leaders got their first taste of governance in a mock parliamentary session organised at Our Own English High School, Sharjah.
After getting the basics right, sitting for mock tests is another vital part of the preparation.
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Kohima, April 14 -- A mock drill to meet the eventualities in case of natural calamities like earthquakes was successfully conducted in the Stella Higher Secondary school here at Kohima yesterday by the Civil Defence and Home Guards along with District Mobile SAR Team.
KUALA LUMPUR -- The broadcast industry is seeing increasing competition from many new entrants, including technology and consumer electronic companies, plus the telcos, said Mock Pak Lum, managing director of Mediacorp Technologies, part of Singapore-based broadcaster MediaCorp.