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get a joke

This page is about the collocation get a joke

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to understand a joke

For example

  • Not everyone got the joke, but those who did laughed.

  • I made some jokes about British politics, but the Americans didn't get them.

Quick Quiz

"He didn't get the joke" means he

a. didn't hear the joke

b. didn't receive the joke

c. didn't see why it was funny

Contributor: Matt Errey