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laugh noun

1 sound/act of laughing

ADJ. loud | light, little, short, slight, small | low | big, good, great The last joke got the biggest laugh. | belly, booming, hearty | barking, cackling, harsh, husky, throaty | silvery, tinkling | amused, delighted | embarrassed, nervous, shaky | polite | bitter, brittle, cynical, derisive, dry, forced, hollow, humourless, mirthless, mocking, rueful, scornful She forced a humourless laugh. | infectious

VERB + LAUGH give, let out, utter He gave a short, amused laugh. | have | force, manage | enjoy, like He enjoys a good laugh. | get, raise Few of his jokes got a laugh. She got a laugh out of Jack. | hear

LAUGH + VERB escape sb A small laugh escaped her.

PREP. for a ~ She dyed her hair green just for a laugh. | with a ~ He left the room with a cynical laugh. | ~ about/at We all had a great laugh about it afterwards.

PHRASES be good for a laugh Paul's always good for a laugh (= always amusing). | have the last laugh We'll have the last laugh if she finds out that you're the one who played the trick. | a laugh at sb's expense Oh yes, very funny?have your laugh at my expense! | the laugh is on sb (= sb looks ridiculous after they have tried to make fun of sb else)

2 sb/sth that is amusing

ADJ. good, real

PHRASES a barrel of laughs, a bit of a laugh, a laugh a minute (= very funny)