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you shout ‘boo’ suddenly when you want to frighten someone as a joke
used before you say something serious after you have been saying something that was intended to be funny
used as a way of saying indirectly that something involves sex
used when you are starting to tell a joke
used for saying that what you have just said is not really true
used for saying that what someone says as a joke may in fact be correct or accurate
a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars
a bird with a long thin beak that lives mainly in wet areas
an afternoon full of crafts
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Free thesaurus definition of expressions used when telling jokes from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.