joke

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noun
ADJECTIVE
amusing, funny, good, hilarious

She didn't seem to find my jokes amusing.

old

That's an old joke—I've heard it lots of times.

bad, corny, dumb (AmE), lame, silly, stupid, unfunny (esp. BrE)
cruel, sick
racist, sexist
crude, dirty, off-colour/off-color (esp. AmE)
inside (esp. AmE), private

They kept telling inside jokes about people I didn't know.

running

The show features a running joke about a nosy dog.

practical

His brothers were always playing practical jokes.

huge

It's all just a huge joke to you, isn't it?

VERB + JOKE
crack, make, tell

He's excellent at telling jokes.

play

He's always playing jokes on people.

exchange, have (esp. BrE), share

She likes to share a joke with her employees.

hear
appreciate, enjoy, get, laugh at, like, understand

We all fell about laughing, but he didn't get the joke.

She doesn't like jokes about her height.

remember
spoil

He told us the ending, completely spoiling the joke.

miss

Am I missing the joke here?

take

The trouble is she can't take a joke.

treat sth as

He treated his exams as a huge joke.

JOKE + VERB
fall flat

The audience wasn't very responsive and the jokes fell flat.

be on sb

I thought I'd play a trick on them, but in the end the joke was on me.

PREPOSITION
as a joke

It was only said as a joke.

joke about

Have you heard the joke about the elephant and the mouse?

PHRASES
make a joke of sth

We tried to make a joke of our situation, but it wasn't really funny.

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verb
ADVERB
half

She was only half joking about being president one day.

around

Everyone just joked around and enjoyed themselves.

lamely, weakly
good-naturedly, playfully
PREPOSITION
about

We joked about the amount of equipment we had to carry.

with

She's always joking with her friends.

PHRASES
be only joking

Don't worry, I'm only joking!

joking apart (BrE), joking aside (= used to show you are now being serious after you have said sth funny)
laugh and joke

They laughed and joked as they walked along.

you must be joking, you've got to be joking (esp. AmE)

No way am I doing that. You must be joking!


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