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flirt

 (flûrt)
v. flirt·ed, flirt·ing, flirts
v.intr.
1. To act as if one is sexually attracted to another person, usually in a playful manner.
2.
a. To treat something playfully or superficially: flirt with danger.
b. To consider something playfully or superficially: flirted with the idea of opening a restaurant.
3. To move abruptly or jerkily: The cat's tail flirted as the cat eyed the bird.
v.tr.
1. To toss, flip, or jerk suddenly: flirted the lit match to put it out.
2. To cause to move quickly: "He flirted the dinghy round the big ship" (Rudyard Kipling).
n.
1. One who flirts romantically.
2. An abrupt jerking movement.

[Origin unknown.]

flirt′y adj.
Synonyms: flirt, dally, toy, trifle
These verbs mean to deal lightly, casually, or flippantly with someone or something: flirted with the idea of getting a job; dallied with playing in a band; toyed with the problem; a person not to be trifled with.

flirt

(flɜːt)
vb
1. (intr) to behave or act amorously without emotional commitment; toy or play with another's affections; dally
2. (usually foll by: with) to deal playfully or carelessly (with something dangerous or serious); trifle: the motorcyclist flirted with death.
3. (usually foll by: with) to think casually (about); toy (with): to flirt with the idea of leaving.
4. (intr) to move jerkily; dart; flit
5. (tr) to subject to a sudden swift motion; flick or toss
n
a person who acts flirtatiously
[C16: of uncertain origin]
ˈflirter n
ˈflirty adj
ˈflirtingly adv

flirt

(flɜrt)

v.i.
1. to court playfully; act amorously, often without serious intentions.
2. to trifle or toy, as with an idea.
3. to move jerkily; dart about.
v.t.
4. to give a sudden or brisk motion to; wave smartly.
5. to propel with a toss or jerk; flick.
n.
6. a person who is given to flirting.
7. a sudden jerk or darting motion; a quick toss.
[1540–50; expressive word]
flirt′er, n.
flirt′y, adj. -i•er, -i•est.

flirt


Past participle: flirted
Gerund: flirting

Imperative
flirt
flirt
Present
I flirt
you flirt
he/she/it flirts
we flirt
you flirt
they flirt
Preterite
I flirted
you flirted
he/she/it flirted
we flirted
you flirted
they flirted
Present Continuous
I am flirting
you are flirting
he/she/it is flirting
we are flirting
you are flirting
they are flirting
Present Perfect
I have flirted
you have flirted
he/she/it has flirted
we have flirted
you have flirted
they have flirted
Past Continuous
I was flirting
you were flirting
he/she/it was flirting
we were flirting
you were flirting
they were flirting
Past Perfect
I had flirted
you had flirted
he/she/it had flirted
we had flirted
you had flirted
they had flirted
Future
I will flirt
you will flirt
he/she/it will flirt
we will flirt
you will flirt
they will flirt
Future Perfect
I will have flirted
you will have flirted
he/she/it will have flirted
we will have flirted
you will have flirted
they will have flirted
Future Continuous
I will be flirting
you will be flirting
he/she/it will be flirting
we will be flirting
you will be flirting
they will be flirting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flirting
you have been flirting
he/she/it has been flirting
we have been flirting
you have been flirting
they have been flirting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flirting
you will have been flirting
he/she/it will have been flirting
we will have been flirting
you will have been flirting
they will have been flirting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flirting
you had been flirting
he/she/it had been flirting
we had been flirting
you had been flirting
they had been flirting
Conditional
I would flirt
you would flirt
he/she/it would flirt
we would flirt
you would flirt
they would flirt
Past Conditional
I would have flirted
you would have flirted
he/she/it would have flirted
we would have flirted
you would have flirted
they would have flirted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flirt - a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit menflirt - a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.flirt - playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interestflirt - playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
frolic, gambol, romp, caper, play - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
Verb1.flirt - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentionsflirt - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
wanton - engage in amorous play
vamp - act seductively with (someone)
2.flirt - behave carelessly or indifferentlyflirt - behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection"
trifle, dally, play - consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

flirt

verb
1. chat up, lead on (informal), dally with, make advances at, make eyes at, coquet, philander, make sheep's eyes at He's flirting with all the ladies.
2. (usually with with) toy with, consider, entertain, play with, dabble in, trifle with, give a thought to, expose yourself to My mother used to flirt with nationalism.
noun
1. tease, philanderer, coquette, heart-breaker, wanton, trifler She's a born flirt.

flirt

verb
1. To make amorous advances without serious intentions:
2. To treat lightly or flippantly:
noun
A woman who is given to flirting:
Informal: vamp.
Translations
مُغَازِلمُغازِل، مُداعِب، مِغْناجيُغَازِلُيُغازِل، يُداعِب
flirtovatflirtující mužkoketa
flirteflirterflirt
flirttailijaflirttailla
očijukatizavodnik
flörtölkacér nõ
daîradaîrari
恋をもてあそぶ浮気者
바람둥이장난 삼아 연애하다
flirtavimasflirtininkėflirtuotikoketėkoketiškai
flirtētkoķetekoķetēt
flirtovať
spogledovati se
flörtflörta
เกี้ยวพาราสีคนเจ้าชู้
flört etmekflörtçükur yapmakfındıkçıflört
người hay tán tỉnhtán tỉnh

flirt

[flɜːt]
A. Ncoqueto/a m/f
he's/she's a great flirtes terriblemente coqueto/a, le gusta muchísimo flirtear
B. VIcoquetear, flirtear (with con) to flirt with deathjugar con la muerte
to flirt with an ideaacariciar una idea

flirt

[ˈflɜːrt]
vi
(with person)flirter
to flirt with an idea → caresser une idée
n (= person) → dragueur/euse m/f

flirt

viflirten; to flirt with an ideamit einem Gedanken liebäugeln or spielen; to flirt with danger/disasterdie Gefahr/das Unglück herausfordern
n he/she is just a flirter/sie will nur flirten; I’m a bit of a flirtich flirte (für mein Leben) gern

flirt

[flɜːt]
1. n (woman) → civetta; (man) he's a terrible flirtè un gran donnaiolo
2. vi to flirt (with)flirtare (con); (woman only) → civettare (con)
to flirt with an idea → trastullarsi con un'idea

flirt

(fləːt) verb
(often with with) to behave (towards someone) as though one were in love but without serious intentions. She flirts with every man she meets.
noun
a person, especially a woman, who behaves in this way.
flirˈtation noun
act of flirting.
flirˈtatious (-ʃəs) adjective
flirˈtatiously adverb

flirt

مُغَازِل, يُغَازِلُ flirtovat, flirtující muž flirt, flirte flirten, flirtende Person φλερτ, φλερτάρω coquetear, coqueto, ligón flirttailija, flirttailla draguer, dragueur očijukati, zavodnik flirt, flirtare 恋をもてあそぶ, 浮気者 바람둥이, 장난 삼아 연애하다 flirt, flirten flørt, flørte flirt, flirtować flertar, flirt, paquerador, paquerar кокетка, флиртовать flört, flörta เกี้ยวพาราสี, คนเจ้าชู้ flört, flört etmek người hay tán tỉnh, tán tỉnh 调情, 调情的人
References in classic literature ?
No, I drank champagne and romped and tried to flirt, and was altogether abominable," said Meg self-reproachfully.
Of course, I whet up now and then and flirt out a minor prophecy, but not often -- hardly ever, in fact.
So he flew off and fetched another acorn and dropped it in, and tried to flirt his eye to the hole quick enough to see what become of it, but he was too late.
There was a sharp yelp, a flirt of the poodle's head, and the beetle fell a couple of yards away, and lit on its back once more.
The force with which she tied her shoe when the lacing came undone, the flirt over shoulder she gave her black braid when she was excited or warm, her manner of studying,--book on desk, arms folded, eyes fixed on the opposite wall,--all had an abiding charm for Seesaw Simpson.
And he stood without stirring--almost without drawing his breath--until the robin gave another flirt to his wings and flew away.
I have heard her scolded as though she were any ordinary earthly housemaid, and I have seen the butcher's boy trying to flirt with her without a touch of reverence.
A woman will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on.
I hope I have not done wrong, for as sleep begins to flirt with me, a new fear comes, that I may have been foolish in thus depriving myself of the power of waking.
Her feelings were just in that agitated state to take the alarm, and she determined to flirt with a young man of the name of Thurston, with a view to awaken Betts's jealousy, if he had any, and to give vent to her own spleen.
To flirt with Hetty was a very different affair from flirting with a pretty girl of his own station: that was understood to be an amusement on both sides, or, if it became serious, there was no obstacle to marriage.
He is the most horrible flirt that can be imagined.