laugh at (someone or something)

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laugh at (someone or something)

1. Literally, to react to something with laughter. To my great relief, everyone laughed at my joke.
2. To ridicule or deride someone or something with laughter. Don't laugh at me, that was a serious suggestion!
3. To scoff at or dismiss something as insignificant. She the kind of person who laughs at rules and thinks they're just meant to be broken.
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laugh at someone or something

to chuckle or giggle loudly at someone or something, perhaps in ridicule. Thank goodness, the audience laughed at all my jokes. Don't laugh at me! I'm doing my best! Everyone laughed at the love scene because it was so badly done.
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laugh at

Treat lightly, scoff at. For example, He said the other children all laughed at his jacket, or They stopped laughing at his theory when it proved to be correct. [Late 1300s]
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laugh at

v.
1. To laugh in response to something intended to be humorous: I always laugh at that TV show.
2. To mock or make fun of someone or something: They laughed at me when I said I wanted to become an astronaut.
3. To treat someone or something lightly; scoff at someone or something: That daredevil laughs at danger.
See also: laugh
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Death laughs at us adorned with the shiniest of the baubles we strive for in life.
Michael Foot was one such man" Harriet Harman "The show is not about singing, it's a freak show now" Axed X Factor singer Treyc Cohen's father Fitzgerald Cohen after his daughter was booted off the show when judge Cheryl Cole refused to vote "Britain is the poor man of Europe, Italy laughs at us - they call us the nation of chatterers and shoppers, and that's what we are.
When Sullum laughs at us for urging consumers to wash fruits and vegetables, you get the sense he's just piling on for the sport of it.
With this nation at war, fighting for our existence, it seems more important, while the world laughs at us, to investigate our president on an 11-year-old issue he has been cleared on five times.