From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflirtflirt1 /flɜːt $ flɜːrt/ verb [intransitive] SYTALK TO somebodyto behave towards someone in a way that shows that you are sexually attracted to them, although you do not really want a relationship with themflirt with She accused him of flirting with other women. She was flirting outrageously (=a lot) with some of the managers. → flirt with something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusflirt• We flirted a little but that was as far as it went.• She was flirting and trying to get the waiter's attention.• After all, she was all right to flirt with at parties and escort him occasionally.• It feeds your ego to flirt with me, doesn't it?• No one had flirted with me in years, and I didn't really know how to respond.• She flirts with me too, effortlessly.• This is usually the least effective way of flirting with me.• She is flirting with my husband.• It embarrasses me when you flirt with other women in front of me.• He was awarded a law degree at the Sorbonne, where he flirted with the extreme right.• There is also the consideration that she seems to be flirting with the possibility of committing herself to re-entering mainstream education locally.flirt with• The waitress was flirting with some of the customers at the bar.flirtflirt2 noun [countable] SYTALK TO somebodysomeone who flirts with peoplea terrible/dreadful etc flirt (=someone who flirts a lot) She’s an incorrigible flirt!
Examples from the Corpusflirt• The same year that he was dubbed biggest flirt, Debbie Kauffman was voted her year's best looking girl.• There is no time to squander your charms on men who are professional flirts.• They serve, in short, as narcotics, and the organization that indulges in them flirts with long-term addiction.• For Farini was not only a good businessman, he was also an unregenerate flirt.