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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But when teachers and classmates made fun of us because we were different, calling for rescue was not as easy.
People made fun of us. But we worked hard and won the trust of people.
"People made fun of us, called PTI a 'tonga party'," he recalled.
The locals made fun of us, Kashish the transgender behind the project told, even some clerics have issued decrees against us, accusing us for humiliating and defaming religion by construction of this mosque.
A male officer just stood the whole time with pro-gun people and would laugh as they made fun of us.
My sister was extremely upset that we would not all be eating traditional holiday meals; my in-laws made fun of us and insulted us straight to our faces; friends pushed the issue like they were getting paid to do it; and our parents on both sides were extremely concerned about our kids--to the point of feeding them animal products behind our backs.
" These five CBI officers and one of our neighbours living in same building in flat number 4- D, Bimal Singla, harassed us and made fun of us." Bansal's suicide note says DIG Gautam boasted of his proximity to a top BJP leader.
It was a humiliating experience as others made fun of us. But that helped my determination grow."
"If Argentina had won, they would have made fun of us for years,'' said Ferraz, who wore the jersey of Rio club Flamengo, whose red and black stripes match Germany's away jersey.
"Whenever anything happened we were on the spot; people on the streets either encouraged us or made fun of us until we explained the idea, then they were supportive," Seif said.
In fact, the only thing more humorous would be if a big-city journalist came to Worcester and made fun of us, because our airport has no planes!
When we returned to Liverpool and Salisbury Street School, we were talking with Welsh accents and the other kids made fun of us."
Dad made fun of us, then took pity on us: one day he returned home with a Friesian cow he'd bought on Anglesey.
This was after a big Canadyke had come up to me and said, "I came because I heard you were a feminist humorist, and if you made fun of us, I was going to punch you out."