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flirt

verb [I]  /flɜrt/ us  
to behave as if you are interested in someone, in a not serious way: They were flirting with each other at the party. fig. If he gets deeper into debt, he’s flirting with disaster (= he is risking very bad trouble).
flirt
noun [C]  /flɜrt/ us  
He’s a shameless flirt.
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “flirt”
in Korean 추파를 던지다…
in Arabic يُغازِل…
in French flirter…
in Turkish fingirdeşmek, flört etmek, kur yapmak…
in Italian flirtare, amoreggiare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 調情,打情罵俏…
in Russian флиртовать, кокетничать…
in Polish flirtować…
in Spanish coquetear, flirtear…
in Portuguese paquerar…
in German flirten…
in Catalan flirtejar…
in Japanese (人が異性に)いちゃつく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 调情,打情骂俏…
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