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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To improve in appearance or stylishness; spruce up.
  • transitive v. To make quicker: smarten the pace.
  • intransitive v. To make oneself smart or smarter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make smarter in appearance; to refurbish or spruce up
  • v. To increase speed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make smart or spruce; -- usually with up.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make smart or spruce; render brisk, bright, or lively: often with up.
  • To smart; be pained.

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