laugh off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theylaugh off
he/she/itlaughs off
present participlelaughing off
past tenselaughed off
past participlelaughed off

or laugh away

  1. 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.

See also main entry: laugh