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To tell a joke or jokes



to say things that are intended to make someone laugh



if you tell a story or a joke, you give someone a spoken account of it



to say something funny or clever



to make jokes about someone, but in a kind way



to speak in a way that is not serious

lark about/around

to have fun by joking or playing

make fun of

to make jokes about someone or something in an unkind way

pull someone’s leg

to tell someone something that is not true, as a joke

crack a joke

to tell a joke

poke fun (at)

to make unkind jokes about someone or something

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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