To laugh down

To cause to cease or desist by laughter; as, to laugh down a speaker.
- Shak.
To cause to be given up on account of ridicule; as, to laugh down a reform.

See also: Laugh, Laugh

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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However, after being called back by police, the offender started to laugh down the phone.
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And there's no limit to the radiant blue sky providing a backdrop to the snowy mountain peaks, while the ever-present sun seems to laugh down mountain paradise.