Meaning of “flirtation” in the English Dictionary

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uk /flɜːˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /flɝːˈteɪ.ʃən/

flirtation noun (SEXUAL ATTRACTION)

[ C or U ] a situation in which someone behaves as if sexually attracted to another person, without being seriously interested:

It was a harmless flirtation and nothing more.

(Definition of “flirtation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flirtationnoun [ C ]

us /flərˈteɪ·ʃən/

a short period of interest in something:

He thought about running for Congress, but his flirtation with a House run was short-lived.

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