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laugh

  

      vb  
1    be convulsed     (informal)   be in stitches, be rolling in the aisles     (informal)   bust a gut     (informal)   chortle, chuckle, crack up     (informal)   crease up     (informal)   giggle, guffaw, roar with laughter, snigger, split one's sides, titter  
2    laugh at      belittle, deride, jeer, lampoon, make a mock of, make fun of, mock, ridicule, scoff at, take the mickey (out of)     (informal)   taunt  
      n  
3    belly laugh     (informal)   chortle, chuckle, giggle, guffaw, roar or shriek of laughter, snigger, titter  
4      (informal)   card     (informal)   caution     (informal)   clown, comedian, comic, entertainer, hoot     (informal)   humorist, joke, lark, scream     (informal)   wag, wit  


laugh off     
brush aside, dismiss, disregard, ignore, minimize, pooh-pooh, shrug off  
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It is healthy to laugh
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when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
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If there is very little or no possibility of that happening . . . Will Susan make you laugh? Fat chance.

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