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English definition of “smirk”

smirk

verb [I]  /smɜrk/ us  
to smile in a way that expresses satisfaction with yourself or pleasure about having done something or knowing something that is not known by someone else: When she told him he was cool, he just smirked.
smirk
noun [C]  /smɜrk/ us  
Her lips curled into a smirk.
(Definition of smirk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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