laugh something off


laugh something off
Syn:
dismiss, make a joke of, make light of, shrug off, brush aside, scoff at; informal pooh-pooh

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  • laugh something off — DISMISS, make a joke of, make light of, shrug off, brush aside, scoff at; informal pooh pooh. → laugh * * * ˌlaugh sthˈoff derived (informal) to try to make people think that sth is not serious or important, especially by making a joke about it • …   Useful english dictionary

  • laugh something off — you have to just laugh off their stupid remarks Syn: dismiss, make a joke of, make light of, shrug off, brush aside, scoff at; informal pooh pooh …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • laugh something off — dismiss something by treating it in a light hearted way. → laugh …   English new terms dictionary

  • ˌlaugh sth ˈoff — phrasal verb to joke about something in order to show that you think that it is not important or serious …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • laugh off — verb deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it (Freq. 1) She laughs away all these problems • Syn: ↑laugh away • Hypernyms: ↑dismiss, ↑disregard, ↑brush aside, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • laugh — verb 1》 make the sounds and movements that express lively amusement and sometimes also derision.     ↘(laugh at) ridicule; scorn. 2》 (laugh something off) dismiss something by treating it in a light hearted way. 3》 (be laughing) informal be in a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • laugh — 1. verb 1) Norma started to laugh excitedly Syn: chuckle, chortle, guffaw, cackle, giggle, titter, twitter, snigger, snicker, yuk, tee hee, burst out laughing, roar/hoot/howl with laughter, crack up, dissolve into laughter, split one s sides …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • laugh — 1. verb he started to laugh Syn: chuckle, chortle, guffaw, giggle, titter, snigger, roar, hoot with laughter, split one s sides; informal be in stitches, be rolling in the aisles, crease up, fall about, crack up; Brit.; informal kill oneself 2.… …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 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 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • laugh*/*/*/ — [lɑːf] verb I 1) to make the noise with your voice that shows that you think that something is funny We talked and laughed late into the night.[/ex] The audience didn t laugh at his jokes.[/ex] They were still laughing about the experience years… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English