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flirt

flirt

 
 
pronunciation:
fluhrt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: flirted, flirting, flirts
definition 1: to act in a romantically or sexually enticing manner without serious intention; play at love.
They flirted with each other at the party.
similar words:
romance, trifle
definition 2: to lightly consider; trifle with.
She flirted with the idea of moving to another country.
similar words:
dally
definition 3: to move quickly or jerkily; flick.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to move in a quick or jerky manner.
The bird flirted its tail.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who tends to flirt.
definition 2: a quick motion; flick.
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derivations: flirtingly (adv.), flirter (n.)
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