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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Laugh \Laugh\, v. t. 1. To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule. [1913 Webster] Will you laugh me asleep, for I am very heavy? --Shak. [1913 Webster] I shall laugh myself to death. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out. [1913 Webster] From his deep chest laughs out a loud applause. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To laugh away. (a) To drive away by laughter; as, to laugh away regret. (b) To waste in hilarity. "Pompey doth this day laugh away his fortune." --Shak. To laugh down. (a) To cause to cease or desist by laughter; as, to laugh down a speaker. (b) To cause to be given up on account of ridicule; as, to laugh down a reform. To laugh one out of, to cause one by laughter or ridicule to abandon or give up; as, to laugh one out of a plan or purpose. To laugh to scorn, to deride; to treat with mockery, contempt, and scorn; to despise. [1913 Webster]