Meaning of flirt

flirt

Pronunciation: (flûrt), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to court triflingly or act amorously without serious intentions; play at love; coquet.
  2. to trifle or toy, as with an idea: She flirted with the notion of buying a sports car.
  3. to move with a jerk or jerks; dart about: butterflies flirting from flower to flower.
—v.t.
  1. to give a sudden or brisk motion to; wave smartly, as a fan.
  2. to throw or propel with a toss or jerk; fling suddenly.
—n.
  1. a person who is given to flirting.
  2. a quick throw or toss; sudden jerk or darting motion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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