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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 I feel like the rest of the world smirks at us because of our outdated, backwards laws.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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The smirker who penned last year's right-wing Tory manifesto is, 10 months on, praising government as a force for good, apeing New Labour.
The 30-page record states that Mr Roddie owned a luxury Princess 45 motor cruiser called Smirker, worth between pounds 225,000 and pounds 350,000.
Cowell, 45, has not spoken to Sharon since the X Factor final, when she attacked Steve "Creepy Smirker" Brookstein.
There have been many times when I've wanted to throw something at that smug, self-satisfied, insincere smirker.
The policy, which has existed for years but intensified in 2009, is designed to prevent crime by identifying suspicious behavior; skulkers, smirkers, smokers, and other shifty-looking folks attract a friendly greeting and a not-so-friendly pat-down by a representative of the New York Police Department (NYPD).
You get the gigglers and smirkers and for a disciplinarian like Perrin, whose English is not as good as that of Benitez or Mourinho, it can become a big problem.
But that was hardly the whole man, the whole writer, and the whole story, and he's had his fill of the "smirkers" and "scorners" who want to reduce O'Hara down to their own piddling level.
The smirkers, the smilers, the grinners, the laugh-out-louders and the outright cacklers all add to the welter of fun as feelgood comedy goes into freefall.