Definition of 'mimic'
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Have your arms above your head and mimic the movement of running up a ladder. The Sun (2016)This is a man who during one campaign speech mocked an Indian call centre worker by mimicking their accent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The idea was to mimic the conditions in which the plants grew, so why not mimic an alpine landscape in miniature? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Actually, he's mimicking the action of holding a palette. Times, Sunday Times (2016)African grey parrots - favoured as pets for their ability to mimic human speech - are also now endangered due to unsustainable trapping. The Sun (2016)Especially the finding that sufferers feel relief when they mimic the sound back at the offender. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a very widespread habit of mimicking the accents used in product music songs. Music and the Elemental Psyche: A Practical Guide to Music and Changing Consciousness (1987)The key is to get their cattle to mimic the behaviour of the wild bison herds. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are responsive to and tolerant of humans and can appear to mimic human emotions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You can programme its moves or tell it to mimic your own movements. The Sun (2015)One school of thought says that we mimic the behaviour we learnt from our parents. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It mimics how the human body seals leaks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This mimics the movement of the brain inside the skull and reduces the force of the impact. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One mimics a breathing human lung. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We can imagine an experiment that mimics the conditions just before the emergence of life on Earth. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Other pieces clearly mimic the sounds of the weather, or imply its moods. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The hopefuls were asked to mimic people's accents and appearances. The Sun (2008)In general, it tends to mimic relaxing sounds in nature. The Sun (2015)In the future, drugs that mimic the effects of the gene could help burns and trauma victims. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To get the full effect you need to mimic his voice, as the published text invites you to do. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is some evidence that giving key hormones to mothers before a Caesarean can mimic the effect of natural birth. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He mimics her accent: 'I thought you might like that sort of hippy s***. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their study says that the more reality TV people watch, the more likely they are to mimic celebrity behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'mimic'
British English: mimic /ˈmɪmɪk/ VERB
If you mimic someone's actions or voice, you imitate them in an amusing or entertaining way.
He could mimic anybody.
- American English: mimic
- Arabic: يُحَاكِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: imitar
- Chinese: 模仿
- Croatian: oponašati
- Czech: napodobit
- Danish: efterligne
- Dutch: nabootsen
- European Spanish: imitar cómico
- Finnish: matkia
- French: imiter
- German: nachahmen
- Greek: μιμούμαι
- Italian: imitare
- Japanese: 物まねをする
- Korean: 흉내내다
- Norwegian: imitere
- Polish: imitator
- European Portuguese: imitar
- Romanian: a mima
- Russian: передразнивать
- Spanish: imitar
- Swedish: imitera
- Thai: ล้อเลียน
- Turkish: taklit etmek mimik
- Ukrainian: пародіювати
- Vietnamese: bắt chước
British English: mimic NOUN
A mimic is a person who is able to mimic people or animals.
At school I was a good mimic.
Definition of mimic from the Collins English Dictionary
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