verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to make fun of; deride; ridicule: They were laughing at him, not along with him.
- to be scornful of; reject: They stopped laughing at the unusual theory when it was found to be predictive.
- to find sympathetic amusement in; regard with humor: We can learn to laugh a little at even our most serious foibles.
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Idioms for laugh
Origin of laugh
synonym study for laugh
OTHER WORDS FROM laughoutlaugh, verb (used with object)
Words nearby laugh
How to use laugh in a sentence
It’s impossible not to think about the people who are missing, impossible not to hear their voices and their laughs or to remember the personality quirks that made them unique.Tom Konchalski made basketball better. The sport won’t be the same without him.|John Feinstein|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
“One of the best medicines at the moment is having a laugh and having some fun, even if it’s just for five minutes,” McCarthy said.
Implicit in the forum’s bargain, and its name, was that these trades were all high-risk, high-reward bets from traders doing it for the laughs.As GameStop stock crumbles, newbie traders reckon with heavy losses|Drew Harwell|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Going all in on expensive ad inventory and a message played for laughs or other emotions might fall flat in a very turbulent cultural context, especially given that you have to lock your message months if not weeks in advance.Marketing Briefing: ‘No inspiring message’: Humor, charity become main themes ahead of the Big Game|Kristina Monllos|February 2, 2021|Digiday
At last, after all the laughs at their expense, after all the coaching changes and front-office shake-ups, after an endless search for a reliable quarterback and sensible plan, they have some hope.The Cleveland Browns were an NFL feel-good story. Then the coronavirus got jealous.|Jerry Brewer|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
I watch every episode alone on my couch and I just sit there and laugh, and laugh.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Hopefully, she got as much of a laugh out of it as the rest of the world has.Slow Motion Tiger Jump, a Tornado at the Rose Bowl and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We love to laugh at Kim and Company because it distracts our souls from the horrific reality of their hermetic regime.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ramone, who turned to religion while trying to kick drugs, would probably approve (and laugh a little, too).‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First we laugh, then we begin to wonder why the man was so distracted that he didn't notice he'd taken the doorknob with him.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He burst into a loud laugh, clapped his hands, and danced before the delighted babe.
Miss Christabel blushed furiously and emitted a sound half between a laugh and a scream.
Soon after they parted, with a sarcastic laugh from the Spaniard, and Ma'amselle mingled with the crowd.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
"I verily believe they're gone to look at my button," cried Davy, beginning to laugh, in spite of his fears.
This was somewhat tiresome; and, after a rather feeble attempt at a third laugh, Davy said, "I don't feel like it any more."
British Dictionary definitions for laugh
Derived forms of laughlaugher, nounlaughing, noun, adjectivelaughingly, adverb
Word Origin for laugh
Idioms and Phrases with laugh
In addition to the idioms beginning with laugh
- laugh all the way to the bank
- laugh and the world laughs with you
- laugh at
- laughing matter
- laugh off
- laugh one's head off
- laugh out of court
- laugh out of the other side of one's mouth
- laugh up one's sleeve
- canned laughter
- die laughing
- it's to laugh
- last laugh
- no joke (laughing matter)
- shake with laughter