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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In a scene which took place in a graveyard, a zombified Swift is seen in front of a tombstone which bears the name "Nils Sjoberg," the pseudonym she used while co-writing Harris' "This Is What You Came For." A second scene also saw all of Swift's back-up dancers wearing shirts which bore the phrase "I <3 TS," which makes fun of the shirt Hiddleston wore to Swift's Fourth of July Party last year.Others pointed out that no one could really make fun of Swift the way she makes fun of herself as well.
She said: "Why should the family members have to come on to Facebook and see a page that is mocking the people who died?" James Burns got in touch with the ECHO on Facebook and said: "This page is doing the rounds and Facebook doesn't think its violating the rules etc but it makes fun of Hillsborough."
The impersonation did not come across as innocent as she hoped, though, with an article on the website www.feministing.com, reading: "Given the history and current-day context of racialised standards of beauty, and the hypersexualisation of people of colour, when a white woman makes fun of a black women's body, especially in a way that hypersexualises her and draws on the stereotype of black women's big butts, it's racist."
Everyone at school makes fun of me just because I'm smaller than them.
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