Meaning of “flirt” in the English Dictionary

"flirt" in British English

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flirtverb [ I ]

uk /flɜːt/ us /flɝːt/

to behave as if sexually attracted to someone, although not seriously:

Christina was flirting with just about every man in the room.

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flirtnoun [ C ]

uk /flɜːt/ us /flɝːt/

someone who behaves as if they are sexually attracted to a lot of people:

He's a compulsive flirt.
flirty
adjective uk /ˈflɜː.ti/ us /ˈflɝː.t̬i/

behaving as if you are sexually attracted 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 bad trouble).
flirt
noun [ C ] us /flɜrt/

He’s a shameless flirt.

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(Definition of “flirt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)