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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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And who are the lawyers assisting this main lawyer whom he says is mocking human rights and the rule of law?
We have a mocking situation in this country now," he observed.
In 'The Mocking Program,' Foster brings the reader into the foreseeable future.
For example, by mocking up a JDBC driver used by a Data Access Object, you can easily simulate the driver throwing SQLExceptions, and thus test how your DAO deals with them.
But there's no mocking in my movies; that takes the word out of it, so I don't use it.
Another user said: 'The problem is she tried to copy the Asian face thing while mocking an entire race for her own humor.