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To tell a joke or jokes - thesaurus

Synonyms

joke

verb

to say things that are intended to make someone laugh

tell

verb

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

quip

verb

to say something funny or clever

kid

verb

to make jokes about someone, but in a kind way

jest

verb

old-fashioned 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

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be having someone on

Britishinformal to be trying to make someone believe something that is not true, as a joke

be joking

to say something that is not true in order to see if someone will believe you, so that you can laugh about it

have a lend of someone

Australianvery informal to tell someone something that is not true as a joke

josh

verb

informal to make jokes

just/only fooling

pretending that something is true, as a joke

kid

verb

mainly spoken to say something that is not true, especially as a joke

lampoon

verb

to publicly criticize someone or something by making jokes about them

play a joke/trick on someone

to do something to someone that you think is funny because it makes them look silly or feel embarrassed

pun

verb

to make a pun

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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