smart off

Definition of smart off

US, informal
:to say rude and irritating things to someone
  • Ignore her, she is just smarting off again.

Word by Word Definitions

smart play
  1. : making one smart : causing a sharp stinging

  2. : marked by often sharp forceful activity or vigorous strength

  3. : brisk, spirited

  1. : to cause or be the cause or seat of a sharp stinging pain

  2. : to feel or endure distress, remorse, or embarrassment

  3. : to pay a heavy or stinging penalty

  1. : a smarting pain

  2. : poignant grief or remorse

  3. : intelligence, know-how

  1. : in a smart manner : smartly

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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