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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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You do not have to update your mock ups to the latest QRD version.
ITS has a wide customer base creating CD-ROM's for presentational and promotional purposes and increasingly for the vehicle and architectural sectors where visual mock ups and virtual reality are increasingly in demand.
Telcordia's innovation in digital work modeling has enabled the industry to move from physical mock ups and field trials to virtual prototypes and virtual field trials.
Customers were clamoring to get a look at the Bell 505 and the Bell 525 mock ups, which made their debut here in China at the show.
In addition to showcasing the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and Bell 525 mock ups in the booth, Bell Helicopter also had the popular Bell 407GX on static display.