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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.
See also: make, mock, of

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

v.
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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While successful mockers need to utilize logos, they will be more persuasive when it is coupled with Aristotle's other proofs.
Something else that would no doubt put the mockers on the burgeoning racy romance between her and Kush - boo hiss.
Add to that list of must-see mockers are Tudor Cinema Club, a superb three-piece from, erm, Bangor, that have nailed all, erm, two albums worth of music released by our very own Two Door.
With romantic entanglements being a struggle for many, the added stress of having a learning or physical disability could easily put the mockers on pursuing and possibly sustaining a relationship.
And though he is hardly running off a featherweight back at Warwick, a 6lb rise for his uplifting Haydock triumph should not put the mockers on.
He added that, "the noble prophet (Mohammed) whom we anger for and pledge our souls and funds to has taught how to anger for him and how to deal with mockers.
Well, I've just put the mockers on that lot now, haven't I?
The main changes seen were in the prescription of calcium channel Mockers, and thiazides, which significantly increased in the intervention group compared with the control group," the researchers wrote.
The former Premier League footballer with no amateur boxing experience made his pro debut in 2006 and, ignoring the mockers, has carved out a successful career in the ring, winning the English welterweight title last year.
35pm SEAN LINEEN admits he is amazed Cardiff have put the mockers on Dan Parks' farewell to Firhill.
The following day Clwyd West Tory MP David Jones put the mockers on the notion.
6 billion for the provision of free medicines in the government hospitals to the poor people of the Province but unfortunately money mockers did not hesitate to deprive off the poor of their rights and looting the state money.
Who Are You" portrays a stalwart Vincent unhappily surrounded by mockers and scorners (as I, too, have experienced on many occasions).
Editorial Note: In the United States, two classes of antiviral drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in treating or preventing influenza virus infections: M2 ion channel Mockers and NAIs.
Zak puts the mockers on Sam's attempt to get his own home, then has a change of heart.