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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Shaming or making fun of someone can never be constructive because it would hurt the person a lot, instead of doing any good.
On our Facebook page, Travis Lee said: "I don't care who you are or what team you play for - making fun of someone with any kind of disease is just sickening.
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Results indicate that the most frequently occurring acts of deviance are: loosing temper while at work, saying something hurtful to others and making fun of someone at work.
I feel ashamed making fun of someone I do not know.
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If you're making fun of someone else and laughing at them or pointing out their weaknesses, then you are shying away from you as a person.
There was a worry that it might be construed as making fun of someone with a disability.
They can write whatever they want," *Anton, a seventh-grader from New Jersey, tells JS, "and they get the pleasure of making fun of someone in front of the whole school, because everyone can--and will--see those comments [online] anytime they want.
Making fun of someone with a disability, or of a different nationality, or of a different language, for the mere sake of laughter should have no place in respectable media.
There's a fine line between making fun of someone in a light-hearted, affectionate way and making really cutting comments, though - and with Sharon's show, some of the insults seemed to hit home.
Someone will start making fun of someone else, then there will be sarcasm and giggling, and finger-pointing and pot-stirring.
A GARDA filmed making fun of someone who called the station is being investigated.
Microsoft announces new e-mail software, "Caution, Carlson," which, before a user sends an e-mail, brings up a dialogue box saying: "Are you absolutely sure you want to send this, because if you're making fun of someone and you accidentally send it to the person you're making fun of, you could get in really big trouble?
If it's not sensational or tantalizing or making fun of someone, it seldom gets into the news.