To laugh to scorn
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]


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  • To laugh to scorn — Scorn Scorn (sk[^o]rn), n. [OE. scorn, scarn, scharn, OF. escarn, escharn, eschar, of German origin; cf. OHG. skern mockery, skern[=o]n to mock; but cf. also OF. escorner to mock.] 1. Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To laugh away — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To laugh down — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laugh to scorn — To deride or jeer at • • • Main Entry: ↑laugh …   Useful english dictionary

  • laugh to scorn — Ridicule, deride, despise, sneer at, laugh at, laugh down, treat with contempt …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • laugh to scorn — make ridicule and mock, make deride and scorn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scorn — (sk[^o]rn), n. [OE. scorn, scarn, scharn, OF. escarn, escharn, eschar, of German origin; cf. OHG. skern mockery, skern[=o]n to mock; but cf. also OF. escorner to mock.] 1. Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To think scorn — Scorn Scorn (sk[^o]rn), n. [OE. scorn, scarn, scharn, OF. escarn, escharn, eschar, of German origin; cf. OHG. skern mockery, skern[=o]n to mock; but cf. also OF. escorner to mock.] 1. Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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