Other forms: flirting; flirted; flirts

If you're interested in someone romantically, you might flirt with them, which means to chat them up or tease them in a playful way.

Flirting is an indirect and fun way to let your crush know you're interested, like a seductive line or a few coy words. Or if there's a girl you've had your eye on, you might make a point of walking by her desk and saying hello every morning. But even if you don't have a love interest, you can still flirt. Driving carelessly is flirting with disaster: it's almost like you're toying with the idea of getting into an accident.

Definitions of flirt
  1. verb
    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
    “My husband never flirts with other women”
    synonyms: butterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, mash, philander, romance
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    engage in amorous play
    act seductively with (someone)
    type of:
    speak, talk
    exchange thoughts; talk with
  2. verb
    behave carelessly or indifferently
    synonyms: dally, play, toy
    dally, play, trifle
    consider not very seriously
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    type of:
    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  3. noun
    a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    synonyms: coquette, minx, tease, vamp, vamper
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    type of:
    adult female, woman
    an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
  4. noun
    playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
    synonyms: coquetry, dalliance, flirtation, flirting, toying
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    type of:
    caper, frolic, gambol, play, romp
    gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement




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