Definition of kid verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    kid

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//kɪd//
     
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they kid
     
    he / she / it kids
     
    past simple kidded
     
    -ing form kidding
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] (usually used in the progressive tenses) to tell someone something that is not true, especially as a joke synonym joke I thought he was kidding when he said he was going out with a rock star. I didn't mean it. I was only kidding. kid somebody I'm not kidding you. It does work.
  2. 2[transitive] to allow someone/yourself to believe something that is not true synonym deceive kid somebody/yourself They're kidding themselves if they think it's going to be easy. kid somebody/yourself (that)… I tried to kid myself (that) everything was normal.
  3. Idioms
    I kid you not(humorous)
     
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    used to stress the fact that you are telling the truth I kid you not – he ate 27 hot dogs!
      no kidding(informal)
       
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    1. 1used to emphasize that something is true or that you agree with something that someone has just said “It's cold!” “No kidding!”
    2. 2used to show that you mean what you are saying I want the money back tomorrow. No kidding.
    Who is somebody trying to kid?(informal)
     
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    used to show that people do not believe what someone says She says her father’s a millionaire, but who is she trying to kid?
    you're kidding,you must be kidding(informal)
     
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    used to show that you are very surprised at something that someone has just said
    Phrasal Verbskid around
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: kid