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chuckle about (someone or something)

To laugh about someone or something. I was still chuckling about that scene in the movie the next day. Are you guys chuckling about how I just tripped up the steps?
See also: chuckle

chuckle over (someone or something)

To laugh or chortle about someone or something. I was still chuckling over that scene in the movie the next day. Everyone chuckled over the clown at first, but his routine got old really fast.
See also: chuckle, over

chuckle with (a particular quality)

To laugh in a particular manner. I couldn't help but chuckle with delight when I saw the little girl feed her ice cream cone to her dog.
See also: chuckle, particular
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

chuckle about someone or something

 and chuckle over someone or something
to giggle about someone or something. I had to chuckle about Wally and his story about that broken-down old car. We chuckled over how angry Jed was.
See also: chuckle

chuckle with something

 and chortle with something
to giggle in some manner because one is gleeful or happy. He chuckled with unsuppressed mirth at the antics of the strangely dressed people. Sally chortled with glee at the thought of Ken slipping on the ice.
See also: chuckle
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Chippy Hackee was not too fat, but he did not want to come; he stayed down below and chuckled.
You would have chuckled one moment and caught your breath the next, to see those two stout fellows swinging their sticks--each half as long again as the men were, and thick as their arm--and edging along sidewise, neither wishing to strike the first blow.
About midnight in they came, dancing and skipping, hopped round the room, and then went to sit down to their work as usual; but when they saw the clothes lying for them, they laughed and chuckled, and seemed mightily delighted.
Jacob, you understand, was not an intense idiot, but within a certain limited range knew how to choose the good and reject the evil: he took one lozenge, by way of test, and sucked it as if he had been a philosopher; then, in as great an ecstacy at its new and complex savour as Caliban at the taste of Trinculo's wine, chuckled and stroked this suddenly beneficent brother, and held out his hand for more; for, except in fits of anger, Jacob was not ferocious or needlessly predatory.
Near David, he felt himself in the vicinity of lozenges: he chuckled and rubbed his brother's back, brandishing the bundle higher out of reach.
'There's none yet who died, who didn't think he could live a little more,' chuckled the grave, 'See the one next to me!' 'It's just a mound of mud packed together,' I said, 'Couldn't they have built a tombstone at least?'
She chuckled, she screamed with laughter, hugged me, constantly nudge-nudge-wink-winked and treated me like her long-lost daughter (or was it a trainee?!).
If you've ever chuckled with the Chuckle Brothers, you can pop to WH Smith and get your own signed copy of the book from them to you.
A bit like him, he chuckled. It was an old friend, however, and its cushions were soft.
We clucked and chuckled, and shot limits virtually every morning.
Paul laughed: ``He seems a really nice man and chuckled when I told him I got sunburnt on a Duke of Edinburgh day out in Snowdonia.''
Embarrassed Hazel, 51, chuckled as she struggled to get back on an even keel.