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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?
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.
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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
chuckle about someone or somethingand 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.
chuckle with somethingand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.