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  • v. subject to laughter or ridicule


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  • Mom, the kids make fun of my clunky paper-route bike.

    CSS: Christmas Cheer

  • Oldtown is a nice place, to be sure, but it does rain a great deal there, and she and Polly will be so lonesome without me to make fun for them.

    Oldtown Folks

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder is something people make fun of.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • One day, at a hunting-party, papa called to Paul to come and sit beside him, and the other huntsmen, with singular bad taste, began to make fun of poor Paul, who sat much abashed, with hanging head.

    A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago

  • So make fun of all this GOSSIP; the guiltiest ones are those who report it to you.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • Chi and Dree used to make fun of the Wiccans by prancing in circles, waving old scarves around, and singing in falsetto voices about how they were magic wood nymphs who were trying to teach “Negroes” how to worship a white female as God.

    Roseanne Archy

  • I tried to make fun of his tone so she'd lighten up.

    New Race

  • This talk about the Smileys and the rest of them had been a day or two before the morning on which we first saw Peggy – the morning that Thor tried so to make fun of her about choosing sugar in her bread and milk, because it was cold.

    Little Miss Peggy: Only a Nursery Story

  • Garrick used his wonderful powers of mimicry to make fun of the uncouth caresses of the husband, and the courtly Beauclerc used to provoke the smiles of his audience by repeating Johnson's assertion that “it was a love-match on both sides.”

    Samuel Johnson

  • The soldier's mother read it, and said something about our oughting to know better than to make fun of people's troubles with our tombstones and tomfoolery.

    The Wouldbegoods


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