Phrasal verbs - Meaning of laugh off

Phrasal verbs

What does laugh off mean?

Here is the meaning of laugh off with examples:

"laugh off"


To respond to a serious situation lightheartedly, suggesting that it is insignificant.


Check the phrasal verb laugh off in a sentence:

She was informed that she was seriously ill, but she just laughed it off.
He just laughed off the rumors that he was under the custody of the police.

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