make a fool (out) of

Definition of make a fool (out) of

  1. :  to cause (someone) to look stupid or foolish She made a fool (out) of me by insulting me in front of my friends.

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

foolplay
  1. :  a person lacking in judgment or prudence

    :  a retainer (see 1retainer 1) formerly kept in great households to provide casual entertainment and commonly dressed in motley with cap, bells, and bauble

    :  one who is victimized or made to appear foolish :  dupe

  1. :  foolish, silly

  1. :  to behave foolishly

    :  to meddle, tamper, or experiment especially thoughtlessly or ignorantly

    :  to play or improvise a comic role

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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