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flirt with (someone or something)

1. To interact with someone in way that shows romantic or sexual interest. I think Stacy's boyfriend was flirting with me at the bar. Should I tell her? After flirting with each other for months, Dan and Mary are finally going on a date.
2. To consider something, especially briefly or without earnestness. The business tycoon has flirted with running for public office for many years, but has yet to pursue it. I've been flirting with the idea of moving to Europe lately. I would need to save up a bit more money to make it happen, though.
3. To come very close to some outcome or result, often (though not always) a very bad one. The president has been flirting with disaster in the way she's been treating her staff, the press, and her supporters. The up-and-coming golf star has flirted with success over the past few years, but he's yet to manage a major tour victory.
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flirt with someone

to tease or trifle with someone alluringly. Are you flirting with me? Everyone knows that married men aren't supposed to flirt with anyone.
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flirt with the idea of doing something

Fig. to think about doing something; to toy with an idea; to consider something, but not too seriously. (See also flirt with someone.) I flirted with the idea of going to Europe for two weeks. Jane flirted with the idea of quitting her job.
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The Lakers' star showed up at the World Music Awards show earlier this month in Las Vegas and was ``being super-friendly and sort of flirty with the young women in those slinky outfits who carry around the awards,'' a source told the gossip columnist for MSNBC.
These witty phone flirts have won a free LG VX6000 camera phone with one year of service and a celebrity makeover with stylist to the stars Rebecca Weinberg, who will help them perfect their sexy-in-the-city look so they can text message their flirty remarks around town on a special VIP night courtesy of LG.
Instead, as he strips off to try on the shirt Sean has bought him, he gives Marcus a flirty little wink.
Goldie looks young and acts it too - flirty and giggly.
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I'm told: "Alex had a few drinks and was being pretty flirty.