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noun [uncountable] British English pronunciation: smirting /ˈsmɜː(r)tɪŋ/
  1. behaviour in which you show that you have a romantic or sexual interest in someone while you are both smoking outside a place in which smoking is not allowed

    Smirting brings you into contact with a far greater variety of people than dancing ever could.

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smirt

verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysmirt
he/she/itsmirts
present participlesmirting
past tensesmirted
past participlesmirted

Are you smirting with me?

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