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English definition of “smart”

smart

verb [I]
 
 
/smɑːt/
UPSET to feel upset because someone has said or done something unpleasant to you: The team are still smarting from last week's defeat.Making people sad, shocked and upset
PAIN If part of your body smarts, it hurts with a sharp, burning pain: The smoke from the fire made her eyes smart.Pain and painful
(Definition of smart verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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