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mimic

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪmɪk/

Translation of mimic in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-ck-)

  • 1.1 (imitate) [voice/mannerisms/accent] imitar, remedar
    Example sentences
    • Mary screams in horror and the girls mimic her every word.
    • Angie, Kasie, Nate and I all make a game of trying to mimic someone else's voice and hoping Dad does not recognize us.
    • When he was a kid he loved mimicking people which had us in stitches.
    1.2 [Biology/Biología] [sound] imitar; (reproduce appearance of) camuflarse or mimetizarse* adquiriendo la apariencia de
    Example sentences
    • Weeds mimic plants, viruses trick the immune system, birds build nests and predators stalk - all engaging in strategies so successful that they look, but cannot possibly be, intentional.
    • The ruse works so successfully that some 30 other non-venomous snakes have mimicked the coral snake and share similar color patterns.
    • A variety of insects, including some beetles and moths, mimic bees and wasps.

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