Meaning of “laugh at sb/sth” in the English Dictionary


"laugh at sb/sth" in English

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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 work looking 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 deserve serious attention:

If you say that, people will just laugh at you.

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(Definition of “laugh at sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)