laugh away

laugh away
verb
deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it
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She laughs away all these problems

Syn: ↑laugh off
Hypernyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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ˌlaugh ˈoff ˌlaugh a ˈway [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they laugh off he/she/it laughs off present participle laughing off past tense laughed off past participle laughed off] phrasal verb
to joke about something in order to show that you think it is not important or serious

They just laughed off the rumours that they are getting married.

Thesaurus: to not value something or someonesynonym
Main entry: laugh

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