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Definition of jest verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    jest

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dʒɛst//
     
    [intransitive, transitive] jest (about something) + speech (formal or )Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jest
     
    he / she / it jests
     
    past simple jested
     
    -ing form jesting
     
     
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  1. 1(humorous) to say things that are not serious or true, especially in order to make someone laugh synonym joke
  2. 2 Would I jest about such a thing?
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: jest

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