HyperDic: poke_fun

English > 1 sense of the expression poke fun:
VERBcommunicationpoke fun, ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make funsubject to laughter or ridicule
English > poke fun: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningsubject to laughter or ridicule.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun
Narrowerdebunk, exposeexpose while ridiculing
satirize, satirise, lampoonridicule with satire
stultifyCause to appear foolish
teasemock or make fun of playfully
Broadermock, bemocktreat with contempt
Spanishburla, ridiculizar
Catalanridiculitzar

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