treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"
imitate with mockery and derision; "The children mocked their handicapped classmate"
the act of mocking or ridiculing; "they made a mock of him"
constituting a copy or imitation of something; "boys in mock battle"
a practice exam taken in advance of formal external exams
support resembling the rib of an animal
a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural
a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
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
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"
form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater"
to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them; "The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"; "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior"
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"
a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
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"