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smart

adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /smɑrt/

smart adjective [-er/-est only] (INTELLIGENT)

intelligent, or able to think and understand quickly in difficult situations: Jed’s smart enough to get A’s in this class. Her daughter is smarter than she is. Ginny is a very smart kid. Quitting that job was a smart move. Smart devices are ones that operate using computers: smart phones a smart card

smart adjective [-er/-est only] (STYLISH)

dated having a clean, neat, stylish appearance: She wore smart dresses and dashing hats.

smart

verb [I]  us   /smɑrt/

smart verb [I] (STING)

to feel a stinging pain: Abby’s eyes smarted from the smoke. fig. Sacramento is still smarting from the loss (= is upset by it).
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