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laugh

verb [I] uk   /lɑːf/  us   /læf/
A2 to smile while making sounds with your voice that show you think something is funny or you are happy: They laughed at her jokes. I couldn't stop laughing. I said he'd have to give a talk and he laughed nervously. She's so funny - she really makes me laugh. It's very rare that a book is so good you actually laugh out loud. It was so funny, I burst out laughing (= laughed suddenly and loudly). I laughed till I cried.
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laugh

noun [C] uk   /lɑːf/  us   /læf/
B1 the act or sound of laughing: a loud/nervous laugh I was embarrassed at the time, but I had a good laugh about it later. informal an enjoyable or funny activity: "How was the party?" "Oh, it was a laugh." mainly UK informal someone who is funny: You'd like Sharon - she's a good laugh.
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Translations of “laugh”
in Arabic يَضْحَك…
in Korean 웃다…
in Malaysian ketawa…
in French rire…
in Turkish gülmek…
in Italian ridere…
in Chinese (Traditional) (出聲地)笑,大笑…
in Russian смеяться…
in Polish śmiać się…
in Vietnamese cười…
in Spanish reír…
in Portuguese rir…
in Thai หัวเราะ…
in German lachen…
in Catalan riure…
in Japanese (人)が笑う…
in Indonesian tertawa…
in Chinese (Simplified) (出声地)笑,大笑…
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