flirt with (someone or something)

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flirt with (someone or something)

1. To interact with someone in a 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 CEO has been flirting with disaster with her off-the-cuff comments to the press lately. The up-and-coming golf pro 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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References in classic literature ?
Polly had been taught that it was a very serious and sacred thing; and, according to her notions, it was far more improper to flirt with one boy than to coast with a dozen.
Mick watching Leo and Constantine flirt with one another was like too much for Mick, so he just got out of there.
On top of that economic and financially destructive approach we see Tim Nicholls continuing to flirt with One Nation a party that also has no answers and whose policies would undo the work we have done to strengthen and grow our state economy and create jobs, Mr Pitt said.
Whereas the once happy couple have previously taken to Twitter to flirt with one another or deny false stories about them, they have both been conspicuous by their absence of late.
I always enjoyed watching how the young men and women from within an extended family or tribe would subtly flirt with one another.
After taking the picture Mr French began to flirt with one of the young women, who happened to be Lettis's girlfriend Donna, said Mr Wilkins.
Stripping is a concentrated form of what girls do on a Friday night in bars and clubs and pubs across the world, except we dancers do it wearing only a G-string, we don't go back to their place drunk in a taxi for crap sex, and we flirt with one end in sight: money.
She's searching for the next big star and it's a job she is loving - not least because she gets to flirt with one of her co-judges.
For years residents, business owners and motorists have complained of gridlock on the glitzy drive as teen-agers and reputed gang members slowed to a crawl to shout, challenge and flirt with one another.
They flirt with one of Lyudmila's suitors, their feet silently pawing the floor as their torsos tilt backwards, arms pressed to their sides as if blown by a strong wind.
But when Danielle slips out to the club to flirt with one of the barmen, the house nearly burns down and she comes home to find Jean-and Stacey - still fuming.
Your ruler, Venus, gets into a tussle with bountiful Jupiter - though these two could possibly flirt with one another.