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smirk at (someone or something)

1. Literally, to smile at someone or something in a smug, scornful, or condescending manner. Sarah just smirked at me when I invited her to my party. My dad sat on the porch smirking at me as I made a hash of repairing the engine by myself.
2. By extension, to regard someone or something with smugness, scorn, condescension, etc. I feel like the rest of the world smirks at us because of our outdated, backwards laws. I used to smirk at the idea of working in a cubicle for eight hours a day, but once I had kids and needed steady income, it stopped sounding so unappealing.
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smirk at someone or something

to smile in a smug or sneering way at someone or something. Why are you smirking at me like that? Jane looked at the report and smirked at it.
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Shredded rubber, shredded nerves (good job we weren't - smirk - in a wheat field).
As she fidgeted in frustration, Iglanced at thewoman with my most annoying smirk and decided that I would pay by credit card instead.
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Bring it on, is the subtext of every Coulter utterance and smirk, you're only helping me out.
So can there be a more fitting memorial to the PP than what we have been looking at all week - the smirk on the face of one of her worthless lovers.
Well, I have a rolling bet with a bloke at work, and oh to wipe the smirk off his face.
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But lyricist Bernie Taupin has been wiping that smirk off Elton John's face for going on four decades now.
For those who smirk at the idea of a fashion photographer as politico, consider that Bourdin's first experiences behind the lens took place during his stint as an army photographer in Dakar, Senegal, where he moved in a circle of pro-independence Senegalese intellectuals.