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v. laughed, laugh·ing, laughs
1. To express certain emotions, especially mirth or delight, by a series of spontaneous, usually unarticulated sounds often accompanied by corresponding facial and bodily movements.
2. To show or feel amusement or good humor: an experience we would laugh about later on.
a. To feel or express derision or contempt; mock: I had to laugh when I saw who my opponent was.
b. To feel a triumphant or exultant sense of well-being: You won't be laughing when the truth comes out.
4. To produce sounds resembling laughter: parrots laughing and chattering in the trees.
1. To affect or influence by laughter: laughed the speaker off the stage; laughed the proposal down.
2. To say with a laugh: He laughed his delight at the victory.
a. The act of laughing.
b. The sound of laughing; laughter.
2. Informal Something amusing, absurd, or contemptible; a joke: The solution they recommended was a laugh.
3. often laughs Informal Fun; amusement: went along just for laughs.
To treat lightly; scoff at: a daredevil who laughed at danger.
laugh off (or away)Idioms:
To dismiss as ridiculously or laughably trivial: laughed off any suggestion that her career was over.
laugh all the way to the bank
To take glee in making money, especially from activity that others consider to be unimpressive or unlikely to turn a profit.
laugh out of the other side of (one's) mouth
To see one's good fortune turn to bad; suffer a humbling reversal.
laugh up/in (one's) sleeve
To rejoice or exult in secret, as at another's error or defeat.
[Middle English laughen, from Old English hlæhhan, probably ultimately of imitative origin.]
laugh•ing(ˈlæf ɪŋ, ˈlɑ fɪŋ)
1. uttering sounds like laughter, as some birds.
2. laughable: That mistake is no laughing matter.n.
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|Adj.||1.||laughing - showing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness; "laughing children"|
happy - enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"
laughing[ˈlɑːfɪŋ] adj [person] → rieur/euselaughing gas n → gaz m hilarantlaughing matter n
this is no laughing matter → il n'y a pas de quoi rire, ça n'a rien d'amusantlaughing stock n
to be the laughing stock of sb → être la risée de qn
He was the laughing stock of the class → Il était la risée de la classe.
We risked becoming the laughing stock of the developed world → Nous risquions de devenir la risée du monde développé.
to become a laughing stock → devenir objet de risée