constituting a copy or imitation of something; "boys in mock battle"
a practice exam taken in advance of formal external exams
the act of mocking or ridiculing; "they made a mock of him"
treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"
imitate with mockery and derision; "The children mocked their handicapped classmate"
support resembling the rib of an animal
a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural
subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater"
any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
a teasing remark
cut of meat including one or more ribs
ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
mock or make fun of playfully; "the flirting man teased the young woman"
separate the fibers of; "tease wool"
disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool"
raise the nap of (fabrics)
tear into pieces; "tease tissue for microscopic examinations"
annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances; "he ignored their teases"; "his ribbing was gentle but persistent"
to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them; "The advertisement is intended to tease the customers";