poke fun at

poke fun at
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.


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  • poke fun at — ► poke fun at tease or make fun of. Main Entry: ↑poke …   English terms dictionary

  • poke fun (at) — phrase to make unkind jokes about someone or something All the kids poked fun at Dan’s new haircut. Thesaurus: mocking and mockeryhyponym to tell a joke or jokessynonym Main entry: poke …   Useful english dictionary

  • poke fun at — index jape, mock (deride) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • poke fun at — MOCK, make fun of, ridicule, laugh at, jeer at, sneer at, deride, scorn, scoff at, pillory, lampoon, tease, taunt, rag, chaff, jibe at; informal send up, take the mickey out of, kid, rib; Brit. informal wind up; N. Amer. informal goof on, rag on; …   Useful english dictionary

  • poke\ fun\ at — • 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

  • poke fun at — laugh at, make fun of    Would you poke fun at someone who can t speak Chinese? …   English idioms

  • poke fun at — I never meant to poke fun at you Syn: mock, make fun of, ridicule, laugh at, jeer at, sneer at, deride, scorn, scoff at, pillory, lampoon, tease, taunt, chaff, jibe at; informal send up, kid, rib, goof on …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • poke fun at somebody — poke ˈfun at sb/sth idiom to say unkind things about sb/sth in order to make other people laugh at them Syn: ↑ridicule • Her novels poke fun at the upper class. • She s always poking fun at herself. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • poke fun at something — poke ˈfun at sb/sth idiom to say unkind things about sb/sth in order to make other people laugh at them Syn: ↑ridicule • Her novels poke fun at the upper class. • She s always poking fun at herself. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • poke fun at — tease or make fun of. → poke …   English new terms dictionary

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