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mim•ic /ˈmɪmɪk/USA pronunciation v., -icked, -ick•ing,n. 

v. [+ object]
  • to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully, sometimes to insult another:He mimicked the teacher's scolding.
  • to resemble closely:This virus mimics the effects of the other.

  • n. [countable]
  • a person or thing that mimics, esp. a performer.
  • mim•ick•er, n. [countable]


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    mimic /ˈmɪmɪk/ vb ( -ics, -icking, -icked)(transitive)
    1. to imitate (a person, a manner, etc), esp for satirical effect; ape
    2. to take on the appearance of; resemble closely: certain flies mimic wasps
    3. to copy closely or in a servile manner
    n
    1. a person or an animal, such as a parrot, that is clever at mimicking
    2. an animal that displays mimicry
    adj
    1. of, relating to, or using mimicry; imitative
    2. simulated, make-believe, or mock
    Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin mīmicus, from Greek mimikos, from mimos mime

    ˈmimicker n




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