laugh down


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laugh down

vb
(tr, adverb) to silence by laughing contemptuously
Translations

w>laugh down

vt sepauslachen, mit Gelächter übertönen; the audience laughed him/his reply downer/seine Antwort ging im Gelächter des Publikums unter
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I had less confidence, but he was the mysterious man whom you ran for in the dead of night (you flung sand at his window to waken him, and if it was only toothache he extracted the tooth through the open window, but when it was something sterner he was with you in the dark square at once, like a man who slept in his topcoat), so I did as he bade me, and not only did she laugh then but again when I put the laugh down, so that though it was really one laugh with a tear in the middle I counted it as two.
No longer could we perch on a branch and laugh down at our carnivorous enemies on the ground.
Korak joyed in the thrills of the highflung upper terraces of the great forest, where, unhampered and unhindered, he might laugh down upon the great brutes who must keep forever to the darkness and the gloom of the musty soil.
Banchero had the last laugh down the stretch where he accounted for seven of the Aces' last eight points in the last one minute and 13 seconds.
However, after being called back by police, the offender started to laugh down the phone.
FASHION designers rarely seem the kind of people you'd have a laugh down the pub with.
The designer talks to Prudence Wade FASHION designers rarely seem the kind of people you'd have a laugh down the pub with.
THE words "Trust me, I'm a journalist" always get me a big laugh down at the Red Lion.
THIS will give them a laugh down at the doctor's waiting room...
But I've got a sneaking suspicion that it could be Cardiff having the last laugh down Wembley way.