hold sb/sth up to ridicule Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “hold sb/sth up to ridicule” in the English Dictionary

"hold sb/sth up to ridicule" in British English

See all translations

hold sb/sth up to ridicule

to ​laughunkindly and ​publicly at someone or something, or to make someone or something ​seemstupid: Her ​plans were ​held up to ridicule.
(Definition of hold sb/sth up to ridicule from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold sb/sth up to ridicule”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使…成为笑柄, 公开嘲笑…, 戏弄……
in Chinese (Traditional) 使…成為笑柄, 公開嘲笑…, 戲弄……
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More