flirt «flurt», verb, noun.
1. to play at making love; make love without meaning it: »

Every man likes to flirt with a pretty girl, and every pretty girl likes to be flirted with (George Eliot).

2. Figurative. to trifle; toy: »

He flirted with the idea of going to Europe, even though he couldn't afford it. In Mexico City, 50,000 people often turn out to see bullfighters flirt with death in the afternoon (Newsweek).

3. to move quickly; spring; dart: »

The bird flirted from one branch to another.

SYNONYM(S): flutter.
1. to give a brisk, sudden motion to; flutter: »

She flirted her fan impatiently.

2. to propel or throw with a jerk; toss.
1. a person who plays at making love; person who flirts.
2. a quick movement or flutter: »

With a flirt of her apron she turned and ran.

3. a toss; jerk.
[probably ultimately imitative]
flirt´er, noun.
flirt´ing|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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