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adjective smart pronunciation in British English /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.

  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

    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

  4. 5
    a smart movement is quick and full of force or energy

    a smart rap on the knuckles

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 smart pronunciation in British English adverb


noun [uncountable]

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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