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smart•en



Pronunciation: (smär'tn), [key]
v.t.
1. to make more trim or spruce; improve in appearance (usually fol. by up): Try to smarten up your outfit.
2. to make brisker, as a pace.
3. to sharpen the judgment or broaden the experience of; educate (usually fol. by up): Someone has to smarten him up about dealing with people.
4. smarten up,
a. to groom oneself: to smarten up before dinner.
b. to become aware of one's mistakes, shortcomings, etc., and make efforts to correct them: If you don't smarten up, you're going to be out of a job.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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