hacer burla

hacer burla(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to laugh at; often used with "a")
a. to make fun of
Los otros niños le hacen burla a Pedrito por su manera de hablar.The other kids make fun of Pedrito because of the way he speaks.
b. to mock
Los alumnos hacían burla al profesor cuando estaba de espaldas.The students mocked the teacher when he turned his back to them.
c. to tease
Las amigas de Amy le hacían burla por sus peinados extravagantes.Amy's friends would tease her about her outlandish hairstyles.
d. to take the mickey out of
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(United Kingdom)
Notaba que mis compañeros de clase me hacían burla a mis espaldas.I could feel my classmates were taking the mickey out of me behind my back.
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