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English definition of “kid”

kid

verb [I, T]
 
 
/kɪd/ (present participle kidding, past tense and past participle kidded)
JOKE to make a joke, or to trick someone with a jokeCheating and trickingPlotting and trappingMocking and tauntingHumour and humorous
DECEIVE to deceive or trick someone into believing something: [often reflexive] You've got to stop kidding yourself. She's not coming back.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of kid verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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