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flirtverb [I]

uk   /flɜːt/  us   /flɝːt/
to ​behave as if ​sexuallyattracted to someone, ​although not ​seriously: Christina was flirting with just about every man in the ​room.
Phrasal verbs

flirtnoun [C]

uk   /flɜːt/  us   /flɝːt/
someone who ​behaves as if they are ​sexuallyattracted to a lot of ​people: He's a ​compulsive flirt.
flirty
adjective uk   us  
behaving as if you are ​sexuallyattracted to someone, ​although not ​seriously: flirty ​comments a flirty woman
(Definition of flirt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flirtverb [I]

 us   /flɜrt/
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 ​badtrouble).
flirt
noun [C]  us   /flɜrt/
He’s a ​shameless flirt.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of flirt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flirt”
in Korean 추파를 던지다…
in Arabic يُغازِل…
in Malaysian main cinta…
in French flirter…
in Russian флиртовать, кокетничать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 調情,打情罵俏…
in Italian flirtare, amoreggiare…
in Turkish fingirdeşmek, flört etmek, kur yapmak…
in Polish flirtować…
in Spanish coquetear, flirtear…
in Vietnamese tán tỉnh, ve vãn…
in Portuguese paquerar…
in Thai เกี้ยวพาราสี…
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…
in Indonesian bercanda…
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