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Definition of smirk verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they smirk
he / she / it smirks
past simple smirked
-ing form smirking
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to smile in a silly or unpleasant way that shows that you are pleased with yourself, know something that other people do not know, etc. It was hard not to smirk. He smirked unpleasantly when we told him the bad news.
She had a self-satisfied smirk on her face.