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clown

noun [C] uk   us   /klaʊn/
A2 an entertainer who wears funny clothes, has a painted face, and makes people laugh by performing tricks and behaving in a silly way someone who behaves in a silly way, often intentionally

clown

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   us   /klaʊn/
to act stupidly, often to make other people laugh: Left alone, the class threw books, pulled faces, and generally clowned around.
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