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adjective British English pronunciation: smart /smɑː(r)t/ 
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  1. 2

    Sophie is a smart hard-working student.

    If you were smart, you'd buy now before prices go up.

    They're smart enough to ask all the right questions.

    1. a.
      done with intelligence or careful thought

      Starting a pension scheme now would be a smart move.

      a smart question

  2. 3
    speaking or behaving in a clever or funny way that shows a lack of respect

    boys who are punished for being smart in class

    a smart answer/attitude

    get smart with someone:

    Don't get smart with me!

  3. 4
    connected with rich fashionable people

    one of the smarter suburbs of Rome

    the smart set (=fashionable people):

    a restaurant popular with the smart set

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 British English pronunciation: smartly  adverb

a smartly dressed young man

He moved pretty smartly to block the goal.


noun [uncountable]

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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