make sport of (someone or something)

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make sport of (someone or something)

To ridicule, mock, or tease someone or something; to make fun of someone or something. I really don't appreciate you making sport of my disability like that. Don't make sport of your sister—you know how sensitive she can be!
See also: make, of, sport
References in classic literature ?
All on a sudden, as she was going out, in came the king's son in golden clothes; and when he saw a beautiful woman at the door, he took her by the hand, and said she should be his partner in the dance; but she trembled for fear, for she saw that it was King Grisly-beard, who was making sport of her.
Then I ask about gay people's affinity for making sport of speculating about the sexuality of certain celebrities, and it's like I've tossed a gas can into an already robustly burning fire.
There are accounts of one priest living in a sinful relationship with the wife of a Protestant man; of others, in drunken fits, making sport of the Catholic religion; and of another revealing openly, from one harbour to the next, the contents of what he heard in confession.