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josh

Meaning: to tease someone, usually in a friendly way

For example:

  • Mick loves to josh people, but he always does it in the right way. He doesn't make fun of people, or make them feel stupid, like some people do when they're fooling around.

  • Gary told everyone our company was going out of business and we'd all lose our jobs. It was only when Libby started crying that he said, "I was just joshin' you all. Ha! Ha! Ha!" Mick punched him hard in the stomach.

Quick Quiz:

Steve joshed with the guys on the basketball team. He
  1. practiced shooting baskets with them
  2. tried to make them play better
  3. told them things that weren't true for fun

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