fun


fun
[[t]fʌ̱n[/t]]
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1) N-UNCOUNT You refer to an activity or situation as fun if you think it is pleasant and enjoyable and it causes you to feel happy.

This year promises to be terrifically good fun...

It was such a success and we had so much fun doing it...

It could be fun to watch them...

You still have time to join in the fun.

2) N-UNCOUNT (approval) If you say that someone is fun, you mean that you enjoy being with them because they say and do interesting or amusing things.

Liz was wonderful fun to be with.

3) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n If you describe something as a fun thing, you mean that you think it is enjoyable. If you describe someone as a fun person, you mean that you enjoy being with them. [INFORMAL]

It was a fun evening...

What a fun person he is!

Syn:
entertaining
4) PHRASE: figure inflects, v-link PHR Someone who is a figure of fun is considered ridiculous, so that people laugh at them or make jokes about them.
5) PHRASE: PHR after v If you do something for fun or for the fun of it, you do it in order to enjoy yourself rather than because it is important or necessary.

I took my M. A. just for fun really...

He had just come for the fun of it.

6) PHRASE (disapproval) You can refer to playful behaviour as fun and games, especially if you disapprove of it because you think it is irresponsible. [INFORMAL]

Police suspected that the boys, whose fun and games hurt a lot of people, were on drugs.

7) PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR If you do something in fun, you do it as a joke or for amusement, without intending to cause any harm.

Don't say such things, even in fun.

8) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n If you make fun of someone or something or poke fun at them, you laugh at them, tease them, or make jokes about them in a way that causes them to seem ridiculous.

Don't make fun of me...

She poked fun at people's shortcomings.

Syn:
laugh at, ridicule

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