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smile at (one)

1. Literally, to look at (one) and smile. The new girl smiled at me, and my heart skipped a beat. I always try to smile at people whenever I'm out and about.
2. To bestow great fortune, happiness, or beneficence upon one. I've been very fortunate in how much life has smiled at me in recent years. I truly believe that God is smiling at our efforts, and it gives me the strength to carry on.
See also: smile
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

smile at someone

to make a smiling face at someone. I love the way you smile at me. I am glad you smile at me occasionally.
See also: smile
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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