Outlaugh
Outlaugh Out*laugh", v. t. 1. To surpass or outdo in laughing. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To laugh (one) out of a purpose, principle, etc.; to discourage or discomfit by laughing; to laugh down. [R.] [1913 Webster]

His apprehensions of being outlaughed will force him to continue in a restless obscurity. --Franklin. [1913 Webster]


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