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verb [intransitive] joke pronunciation in British English /dʒəʊk/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlejoking
past tensejoked
past participlejoked
  1. 1
    to say things that are intended to make someone laugh
    joke with:

    Jill was laughing and joking with the customers in her shop.

    joke about:

    You shouldn’t joke about such serious things.

    joke that:

    Helen joked that she would now be irresistible to men.

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    (used with an object) to tease someone; to kid someone

    Are you joking me? She can't have said that.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/10/2012

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Half jokingly, Clare took on the role of teacher.



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