English version

poke fun at somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpoke fun at somebodypoke fun at somebodyMAKE FUN OFto make fun of someone in an unkind way Some of the kids were poking fun at Judy because of the way she was dressed. poke
Examples from the Corpus
poke fun at somebodyIn fact, one of his most endearing qualities was his ability to puncture his own pomposity and poke fun at himself.He carries on conversations with the fans, jokes with refs, and pokes fun at his own players.I was even afraid lest any-one poke fun at me.A whole category of jokes has been created to poke fun at Microsoft and its operating system, Windows 95.Newspapers started to defy the strict censorship imposed during the coup and to poke fun at Mr Serrano.Again and again these feminist lexicographers refuse and indeed poke fun at the authoritative pronouncements of mainstream lexicography.It's time you scrapped your overwritten early loves and learned to poke fun at the real thing.At the moment he cheerily condemns protesters or pokes fun at the Tories.
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