Mimic

Mim"ic

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mimicked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mimicking.]
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1. To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation.
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The walk, the words, the gesture, could supply,
The habit mimic, and the mien belie.
Dryden.
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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.
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Syn. -- To ape; imitate; counterfeit; mock.
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