Burlesquing
Burlesque Bur*lesque", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burlesqued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burlesquing}.] To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language. [1913 Webster]

They burlesqued the prophet Jeremiah's words, and turned the expression he used into ridicule. --Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]


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