make a fool of


make a fool of
make fun of, mock, laugh at

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • make a fool of — 1. To cause (someone) to look ridiculous or stupid 2. To humiliate or dupe 3. To disappoint • • • Main Entry: ↑fool make a fool of see under ↑fool1 • • • Main Entry: ↑make * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a fool of — (yourself) to do something which makes you appear ridiculous. If you re afraid to make a fool of yourself, you will never be a successful performer. My former husband thought it was fun to make a fool of me. Related vocabulary: make a spectacle… …   New idioms dictionary

  • make a fool of — index delude, dupe, hoodwink, humiliate, illude, mock (deride) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • make a fool of — trick or deceive (someone) so that they look foolish. ↘(make a fool of oneself) appear foolish through incompetent or inappropriate behaviour. → fool …   English new terms dictionary

  • make a fool of — or (informal)[make a monkey of] {v. phr.} To make (someone) look foolish. * /The boy made a fool of himself./ * /Mary s classmates made a fool of her by telling her the party was to be a masquerade./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make a fool of — or (informal)[make a monkey of] {v. phr.} To make (someone) look foolish. * /The boy made a fool of himself./ * /Mary s classmates made a fool of her by telling her the party was to be a masquerade./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ a\ fool\ of — or informal make a monkey of v. phr. To make (someone) look foolish. The boy made a fool of himself. Mary s classmates made a fool of her by telling her the party was to be a masquerade …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make a fool of — verb To cause (someone) to seem foolish. Syn: make a monkey of, make a monkey out of …   Wiktionary

  • make a fool of yourself — phrase to make yourself seem stupid by behaving in a silly or embarrassing way He made a fool of himself by turning up drunk to a TV chat show. Thesaurus: to behave in a silly waysynonym to be, or to become ashamed or embarrassedsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a fool of yourself — make a fool of (yourself) to do something which makes you appear ridiculous. If you re afraid to make a fool of yourself, you will never be a successful performer. My former husband thought it was fun to make a fool of me. Related vocabulary:… …   New idioms dictionary


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