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 for To laugh down
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Laugh \Laugh\, v. t.
     1. To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.
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              Will you laugh me asleep, for I am very heavy?
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              I shall laugh myself to death.        --Shak.
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     2. To express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out.
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              From his deep chest laughs out a loud applause.
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     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
     To laugh to scorn, to deride; to treat with mockery,
        contempt, and scorn; to despise.
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