To laugh one out of
Laugh Laugh, v. t. 1. To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule. [1913 Webster]

Will you laugh me asleep, for I am very heavy? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I shall laugh myself to death. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out. [1913 Webster]

From his deep chest laughs out a loud applause. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To laugh away}. (a) To drive away by laughter; as, to laugh away regret. (b) To waste in hilarity. ``Pompey doth this day laugh away his fortune.'' --Shak.

{To laugh down}. (a) To cause to cease or desist by laughter; as, to laugh down a speaker. (b) To cause to be given up on account of ridicule; as, to laugh down a reform.

{To laugh one out of}, to cause one by laughter or ridicule to abandon or give up; as, to laugh one out of a plan or purpose.

{To laugh to scorn}, to deride; to treat with mockery, contempt, and scorn; to despise. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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