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verb smarten pronunciation in American English /ˈsmɑrt(ə)n/ 
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I/you/we/theysmarten
he/she/itsmartens
present participlesmartening
past tensesmartened
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phrasal verb

smarten up

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    [intransitive] American informal to stop yourself from making bad decisions

    It's time you smartened up.

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