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laugh Idioms & Phrases


belly laugh

  • noun a burst of deep loud hearty laughter
    guffaw.
  • noun a joke that seems extremely funny
    sidesplitter; riot; wow; howler; scream; thigh-slapper.
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last laugh

  • noun ultimate success achieved after a near failure (inspired by the saying `he laughs best who laughs last')
    • we had the last laugh after the votes were counted
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laugh at

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    make fun; ridicule; blackguard; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday
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laugh away

  • verb deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it
    laugh away.
    • She laughs away all these problems
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laugh line

  • noun a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
    crow's foot; crow's feet.
  • noun the point of a joke or humorous story
    gag line; tag line; punch line.
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laugh loudly

  • verb laugh boisterously
    guffaw.
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laugh off

  • verb deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it
    laugh away.
    • She laughs away all these problems
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laugh softly

  • verb laugh quietly or with restraint
    chortle; chuckle.
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laugh track

  • noun prerecorded laughter added to the soundtrack of a radio or television show
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laughing gas

  • noun inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery
    nitrous oxide.
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laughing gull

  • noun small black-headed European gull
    pewit; blackcap; pewit gull; Larus ridibundus.
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laughing hyena

  • noun African hyena noted for its distinctive howl
    spotted hyena; Crocuta crocuta.
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laughing jackass

  • noun Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry
    kookaburra; Dacelo gigas.
  • noun almost extinct owl of New Zealand
    laughing jackass; Sceloglaux albifacies.
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laughing owl

  • noun almost extinct owl of New Zealand
    laughing jackass; Sceloglaux albifacies.
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Sardonic grinlaugh

  • an old medical term for a spasmodic affection of the muscles of the face, giving it an appearance of laughter.
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To laugh at

  • to make an object of laughter or ridicule; to make fun of; to deride.
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To laugh away

  • . (a) To drive away by laughter; as, to laugh away regret . (b) To waste in hilarity . "Pompey doth this day laugh away his fortune." Shak.
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To laugh down

  • . (a) To cause to cease or desist by laughter; as, to laugh down a speaker . (b) To cause to be given up on account of ridicule; as, to laugh down a reform.
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To laugh in the sleeve

  • to laugh privately or unperceived, especially while apparently preserving a grave or serious demeanor toward the person or persons laughed at; that is, perhaps, originally, by hiding the face in the wide sleeves of former times.
  • or to laugh up one's sleeve , to laugh secretly, or so as not to be observed, especially while apparently preserving a grave or serious demeanor toward the person or persons laughed at.
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To laugh one out of

  • to cause one by laughter or ridicule to abandon or give up; as, to laugh one out of a plan or purpose.
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To laugh out

  • to laugh in spite of some restraining influence; to laugh aloud.
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To laugh out of the other corner (∨ side) of the mouth

  • to weep or cry; to feel regret, vexation, or disappointment after hilarity or exaltation. Slang
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To laugh to scorn

  • to deride; to make a mock of; to redicule as contemptible.
  • to deride; to treat with mockery, contempt, and scorn; to despise.
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