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  • 1 laugh — [laf, läf] vi. [ME laughen < OE hleahhan, akin to Ger lachen (OHG hlahhan) < IE base * klēg , to cry out, sound > Gr klangē, L clangor] 1. to make the explosive sounds of the voice, and the characteristic movements of the features and… …

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  • 2 Laugh — Laugh, v. t. 1. To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule. [1913 Webster] Will you laugh me asleep, for I am very heavy? Shak. [1913 Webster] I shall laugh myself to death. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To express by, or utter with,… …

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  • 3 Laugh — (l[aum]f), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Laughed} (l[aum]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laughing}.] [OE. laughen, laghen, lauhen, AS. hlehhan, hlihhan, hlyhhan, hliehhan; akin to OS. hlahan, D. & G. lachen, OHG. hlahhan, lahhan, lahh[=e]n, Icel. hl[ae]ja,W Dan.… …

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  • 4 laugh — ► VERB 1) make the sounds and movements that express lively amusement and sometimes also derision. 2) (laugh at) make fun of; ridicule. 3) (laugh off) dismiss by (something) treating it light heartedly. 4) (be laughing) informal be in a fortunate …

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  • 5 laugh — laugh; laugh·able; laugh·able·ness; laugh·ably; laugh·some; laugh·ter·less; laugh·er; laugh·ter; laugh·ing·ly; …

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  • 6 Laugh — Laugh, n. An expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. See {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] That man is a bad man who has not… …

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  • 7 laugh — [v] expressing amusement, happiness with sound be in stitches*, break up*, burst*, cachinnate, chortle, chuckle, convulsed*, crack up*, crow, die laughing*, fracture*, giggle, grin, guffaw, howl, roar, roll in the aisles*, scream, shriek, snicker …

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  • 8 laugh-in — «LAF IHN, LAHF », noun. Informal. a funny or merry act, entertainment, or the like: »Player conducted a laugh in on the practice ground, subduing inner feelings about the fate of his father (London Times) …

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  • 9 laugh|y — «LAF ee, LAHF », adjective. inclined to laugh …

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  • 10 laugh at — index disdain, disparage, flout, humiliate, jape, jeer, mock (deride), pillory …

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  • 11 laugh at — (someone) to ridicule someone. A lot of kids laughed at me because of the way I dressed, but it never bothered me …

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  • 12 laugh at — (something) to show you think something is ridiculous. Cynthia laughs at the suggestion she s doing this job for the money …

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  • 13 laugh at — [v] ridicule belittle, deride, hoot, jeer, lampoon, make fun of, mock, scoff, taunt; concept 54 …

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  • 14 laugh in — ● sleeve …

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  • 15 laugh|er — «LAF uhr, LAHF », noun. 1. a person who laughs, especially in a hearty manner. 2. a game so overwhelmingly one sided as to be amusing: »Then, in the fifth, the Orioles sent eleven batters to the plate, scoring six runs, and the game had become a… …

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  • 16 laugh — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sound/act of laughing ADJECTIVE ▪ loud ▪ light, little, short, slight, small, soft ▪ deep …

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  • 17 laugh — laugh1 W2S2 [la:f US læf] v [: Old English; Origin: hliehhan] 1.) to make sounds with your voice, usually while you are smiling, because you think something is funny ▪ Maria looked at him and laughed. laugh at/about ▪ I didn t know what I was… …

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  • 18 laugh — [[t]lɑ͟ːf, læ̱f[/t]] ♦ laughs, laughing, laughed 1) VERB When you laugh, you make a sound with your throat while smiling and show that you are happy or amused. People also sometimes laugh when they feel nervous or are being unfriendly. He was… …

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  • 19 laugh — I UK [lɑːf] / US [læf] verb [intransitive] Word forms laugh : present tense I/you/we/they laugh he/she/it laughs present participle laughing past tense laughed past participle laughed *** Other ways of saying laugh: giggle to laugh in a nervous… …

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  • 20 laugh — 1 verb 1 MAKE SOUND (I) to make the sounds and movements of the face that people make when they think something is funny: Jonathan kept pulling funny faces at me, and I couldn t stop laughing. (+ at/about): I couldn t understand why they were all …

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