Mimicking
Mimic Mim"ic, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mimicked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mimicking}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation. [1913 Webster]

The walk, the words, the gesture, could supply, The habit mimic, and the mien belie. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To ape; imitate; counterfeit; mock. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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