make fun of (someone or something)

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make fun of (someone or something)

To mock or direct insults at someone or something. You can make fun of me all you want, but I love these shoes. Please stop making fun of the movie. You don't have to sit here and watch it, you know.
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make fun of someone or something

to ridicule someone or something. Are you making fun of me? I am making fun of your hat.
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make fun of

Also, poke fun at; make sport of. Mock, ridicule, as in The girls made fun of Mary's shoes, or They poked fun at Willie's haircut, or I wish you wouldn't make sport of the new boy. The first term dates from the early 1700s, the second from the mid-1800s, and the third from the early 1500s.
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make ˈfun of somebody/something

(also poke ˈfun at somebody/something) make unkind remarks or jokes about somebody: People enjoy making fun of the clothes I wear, though they seem all right to me.It’s a programme that likes to poke fun at the royal family.
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make fun of

To mock; ridicule.
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References in classic literature ?
Careful, boys, I haven't come here to be made fun of.
I'm awfully sorry I made fun of your hair, Anne," he whispered contritely.
So they all made fun of him, and called him cry- baby, and that made him mad, and he said he would go straight and tell all the secrets.
I'm awfully sorry I made fun of her doll when Jamie lugged it out; and I called her 'baby bunting' when she cried over the dead kitten.
The boys always made fun of the things, though they were as grateful, really, as any of us.
He was expecting to be a sort of hero--the creator of a wild panic--and here everybody sat and smiled a mocking smile, and an old woman made fun of his bugbear.
She was very young, and used to a crowded cottage full of brothers and sisters, and she found it dull in the great servants' hall downstairs where the footman and upper-housemaids made fun of her Yorkshire speech and looked upon her as a common little thing, and sat and whispered among themselves.
I haf seen dot beast throw himself back in his chair and laugh when Bertran haf made fun of me.
Eye witnesses said the two men made fun of each other initially, which turned into a serious fight and to the stabbing of the victim.
They don't want to be that person that's being made fun of.
Fans mainly seemed astounded by the final scene of the video, which showed different incarnations of Swift's music video characters throughout her career, which all made fun of one another at different points, and ending with a version of herself which was clearly making fun of her ongoing feud with Kanye West.
A man who attacked his friend with a knife because he made fun of him for not being educated has been given 10 years in jail.
The online movement was started after Yemeni singer Arwa made fun of Haifa and her barely there black dress that "broke the internet" .
The impressionist, from Edinburgh, said both sides' arguments needed be made fun of for the sake of democracy.
Summary: Cairo: An Egyptian satirist who made fun of President Mohammed Mursi on television has been .