smarted off

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smarted off

  1. simple past tense and past participle of smart off
    • 2002, Celia H. Miles, Mattie's Girl: An Appalachian Childhood, page 62
      Ben had smarted off to the principal and Lester had backed him up. Nobody smarted off to Mr. Clontz and got away with it.