take a joke

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Verb1.take a joke - listen to a joke at one's own expense; "Can't you take a joke?"
brook, endure, tolerate, stomach, abide, bear, digest, stick out, suffer, put up, stand, support - put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
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يَقْبَل النُّكْتَه
rozumět legraci
érti a tréfát
taka gríni
poznať žarty
şaka kaldırmakşakaya gelmek


(dʒəuk) noun
1. anything said or done to cause laughter. He told/made the old joke about the elephant in the refrigerator; He dressed up as a ghost for a joke; He played a joke on us and dressed up as a ghost.
2. something that causes laughter or amusement. The children thought it a huge joke when the cat stole the fish.
1. to make a joke or jokes. They joked about my mistake for a long time afterwards.
2. to talk playfully and not seriously. Don't be upset by what he said – he was only joking.
ˈjoker noun
1. in a pack of playing-cards, an extra card (usually having a picture of a jester) used in some games.
2. a person who enjoys telling jokes, playing tricks etc.
ˈjokingly adverb
He looked out at the rain and jokingly suggested a walk.
it's no joke
it is a serious or worrying matter. It's no joke when water gets into the petrol tank.
joking apart/aside
let us stop joking and talk seriously. I feel like going to Timbuctoo for the weekend – but, joking apart, I do need a rest!
take a joke
to be able to accept or laugh at a joke played on oneself. The trouble with him is that he can't take a joke.
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