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laugh at sb/sth

phrasal verb with laugh uk   /lɑːf/  us   /læf/ verb [I]
B1 to show that you ​think someone or something is ​stupid: I can't go into ​worklooking like this - everyone will ​laugh at me.B1 to ​treat someone or something as if he, she, or it is not ​important or does not ​deserveseriousattention: If you say that, ​people will just ​laugh at you.

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