laugh with (one)

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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
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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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But observing that she and the others had begun to laugh, he too opened his mouth and laughed with them.
"I don't always want to go, but I'm always glad that I did," said Batavia resident Mary Von Qualen, who has laughed with the circle for years.
As the title of his CD, Gay Comedy Without a Dress, suggests, stand-up comic Jason Stuart knows the difference between being laughed with and laughed at.