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To laugh

laugh

verb

to make the noise with your voice that shows you think something is funny

giggle

verb

to laugh in a nervous, excited, or silly way that is difficult to control

roar

verb

to laugh very loudly

chuckle

verb

to laugh quietly, especially in a private or secret way

snicker

verb

to laugh quietly at someone you do not respect or at something embarrassing that happens to someone

howl

verb

to laugh very loudly

snigger

verb

to snicker

scoff

verb

to laugh or say things to show that you think someone or something is stupid or deserves no respect

hoot

verb

to make a short loud sound when you laugh or criticize something

force a smile/laugh

to smile or laugh when you do not really feel like it

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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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