Laugh off – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To laugh off something (or laugh something off) is to laugh about something that has upset you, or made you angry, in order to make it seem less important or serious.

Examples of use:

1. He laughed off his bad exam marks.

2. She laughed off her mother’s criticism of her hair and clothes, and went to the party.

infinitive laugh off
present simple laugh off and laughs off
-ing form laughing off
past simple laughed off
past participle laughed off

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