laugh down

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laugh down (third-person singular simple present laughs down, present participle laughing down, simple past and past participle laughed down)

  1. (transitive) To cause to cease or desist by laughter.
    to laugh down a speaker
  2. (transitive) To cause to be given up on account of ridicule.
    to laugh down a reform

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