- If you laugh off a difficult or serious situation, you try to suggest that it is amusing and unimportant, for example by making a joke about it.
[V P n (not pron)] The couple laughed off rumours that their marriage was in trouble...
[V n P] Whilst I used to laugh it off, I'm now getting irritated by it.
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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 off — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. deride, dismiss, ignore, shrug off; see scorn 2 … English dictionary for students
laugh off — transitive verb Date: 1676 to minimize by treating as amusingly or absurdly trivial … New Collegiate Dictionary
laugh off — verb To respond to a negative situation lightheartedly, as though it were a joke … Wiktionary
laugh away — verb deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it She laughs away all these problems • Syn: ↑laugh off • Hypernyms: ↑dismiss, ↑disregard, ↑brush aside, ↑brush off, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
laugh — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. guffaw, snicker, giggle, titter, chuckle. See rejoicing. laugh at II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. chuckle, giggle, titter, snicker, snigger, guffaw, chortle, cackle, fit of laughter, peal of laughter,… … English dictionary for students
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laugh — v. & n. v. 1 intr. make the spontaneous sounds and movements usual in expressing lively amusement, scorn, derision, etc. 2 tr. express by laughing. 3 tr. bring (a person) into a certain state by laughing (laughed them into agreeing). 4 intr.… … Useful english dictionary
Off-Off Campus — is an improvisational and sketch comedy group at the University of Chicago, and the second oldest collegiate group of its kind in the United States. It was founded in 1986 by The Second City co founder Bernie Sahlins, who is also an alumnus … Wikipedia
laugh your head off — laugh/shout/scream/your head off informal phrase to laugh, shout etc very loudly I bet Nigel’s sitting at home now laughing his head off. Thesaurus: to make a loud soundhyponym to make a sound … Useful english dictionary
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