laugh with

laugh with (one)

To laugh in a friendly and encouraging way as an expression of enjoyment with another person's joke or sense of humor. You always want your audience to be laughing with you, not at you. We couldn't stop laughing with Tom as he told his hilarious story.
See also: laugh

laugh with (something)

To laugh as a result of a particular emotional state or condition. I'm sure the shareholders of the company are all laughing with greedy glee at the news. We were both with happiness to see each other again after so long.
See also: laugh
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laugh with something

to laugh in a particular manner. Everyone was laughing with glee at the antics of the clown. Max laughed with malice as he saw his plan beginning to work.
See also: laugh
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
I had less confidence, but he was the mysterious man whom you ran for in the dead of night (you flung sand at his window to waken him, and if it was only toothache he extracted the tooth through the open window, but when it was something sterner he was with you in the dark square at once, like a man who slept in his topcoat), so I did as he bade me, and not only did she laugh then but again when I put the laugh down, so that though it was really one laugh with a tear in the middle I counted it as two.
"The intention is for people to come and laugh with other people for an hour or more.
The expressions on the faces of my little grandchildren, when they admire the birds and squirrels in the garden, even allowing for sticky fingers making patterns all over the glass in the French doors, make me laugh with wonder and delight.
Dr Kataria is proving that if you laugh, the world really does laugh with you because there are currently 500 such clubs all over the world.
"Her lips should be kept closed and her teeth covered; a woman should always laugh with her mouth closed, for the sight of a mouth stretched open like a gash across the face is not a pretty one.
Ovid prescribed for ladies: "Nor should they strain their sides with continuous laughter, but laugh with a feminine trill."(35) Erasmus would censure immoderate laughter in his comment on the adage risus syncreusus or "shaking with laughter" as "highly unsuitable for a man of character because it is clearly the expression of a mind which has lost control."(36) Control of bodily instability was a Renaissance rule of manners, reflecting ancient equations of shaking with insanity or evil, reverting to spasms as the mark of Cain.(37)