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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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Specifically, this work illustrates how Aristotle's proofs of logos, pathos, and ethos apply to undergraduate mock trial and how mockers must use them in their attempts to succeed in competition.
Mockers seek wisdom and find none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.
LAST week I was paying tribute to David Cassidy, now it's Cheggers (I'll avoid thinking of other TV stars from my childhood in case I put the mockers on them.) OK, on the heart-throb scale, they're maybe at opposite ends - but I was very fond of both.
Spurned by a herd of formerly timid nymphs and forgotten, whether you chase or disdain to give chase and let those rude mockers remainisn't it the same?
The value of reaching out with open hands is needed even more as the Church braves the slander and ridicule hurled by the 'mockers of the Church.'
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.
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.
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.
There, he was surrounded by mockers, revelers, and reporters.
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.