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Definition 1: subject to laughter or ridicule - [verb of communication]

Samples where poke fun or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
  • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
  • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

Synonyms for poke fun in the sense of this definition

(poke fun is a kind of ...) treat with contempt

"The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"

(... is a kind of poke fun ) mock or make fun of playfully

"the flirting man teased the young woman"

(... is a kind of poke fun ) ridicule with satire

"The writer satirized the politician's proposal"

(... is a kind of poke fun ) expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

"The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"

(... is a kind of poke fun ) cause to appear foolish

"He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"

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