To make fun of
Fun Fun, n. [Perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. fonn pleasure.] Sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement. ``Oddity, frolic, and fun.'' --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

{To make fun of}, to hold up to, or turn into, ridicule. [1913 Webster]


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  • make\ fun\ of — • make fun of • poke fun at v. phr. informal To joke about; laugh at; tease; mock. Men like to make fun of the trimmings on women s hats. James poked fun at the new pupil because her speech was not like the other pupils …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make fun of — or[poke fun at] {v. phr.}, {informal} To joke about; laugh at; tease; mock. * /Men like to make fun of the trimmings on women s hats./ * /James poked fun at the new pupil because her speech was not like the other pupils./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make fun of — or[poke fun at] {v. phr.}, {informal} To joke about; laugh at; tease; mock. * /Men like to make fun of the trimmings on women s hats./ * /James poked fun at the new pupil because her speech was not like the other pupils./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make fun of — or poke fun at to make jokes about someone or something in an unkind way The other children made fun of her because she was always so serious …   English dictionary

  • make fun of someone — make fun of (someone/something) to make a joke about someone or something in an unkind way. At first the kids made fun of her because she spoke with a Dutch accent …   New idioms dictionary

  • make fun of something — make fun of (someone/something) to make a joke about someone or something in an unkind way. At first the kids made fun of her because she spoke with a Dutch accent …   New idioms dictionary

  • make fun of — (someone/something) to make a joke about someone or something in an unkind way. At first the kids made fun of her because she spoke with a Dutch accent …   New idioms dictionary

  • make fun of — Synonyms and related words: be merry with, crack a joke, crack wise, deride, fleer at, fun, gibe at, grin at, hold in derision, jape, jest, joke, josh, kid, kid around, laugh at, laugh to scorn, make a funny, make fun, make game of, make merry… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • make fun of — verb To tease, ridicule or make jokes about, generally in a manner. Please stop making fun of your sister and just help her! Syn: make sport of, poke fun, mock, deride …   Wiktionary

  • make fun of — phrasal to make an object of amusement or laughter ; ridicule, mock …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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