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 somebody — make ˈfun of sb/sth idiom to laugh at sb/sth or make other people laugh at them, usually in an unkind way • It s cruel to make fun of people who stammer. Main entry: ↑funidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make fun of something — make ˈfun of sb/sth idiom to laugh at sb/sth or make other people laugh at them, usually in an unkind way • It s cruel to make fun of people who stammer. Main entry: ↑funidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — TEASE, poke fun at, chaff, rag; ridicule, mock, laugh at, taunt, jeer at, scoff at, deride; parody, lampoon, caricature, satirize; informal take the mickey out of, rib, kid, have on, pull someone s leg …   Useful english dictionary

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