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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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.
See also: flirt, idea, of
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It will be fun to flirt with someone who captures your fancy.
It's fun to flirt with someone who is just as smart as you.
It will be fun to flirt with someone who clearly admires you and this should be all the encouragement you need to show your interest too.
But then when I opened it up and saw the photo it was weird, know when you get a text or you see a photo or you see your significant other flirt with someone or something, you know how you get those knots in your stomach that hurts?
He also noted that after talking to Gorens, he learned not to flirt with someone who already has a spouse.
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One of the classic ways to make them propose is to flirt with someone else so he starts to chase you again, or even to go to the extreme of dumping them and going out with someone else," the Scotsman quoted relationship expert Peter Spalton as saying.
Don't flirt with someone you know could never really work out for you as a proper relationship.
This could see you attract a new admirer or flirt with someone you have recently got to know.
You are going to find it very difficult not to flirt with someone who is doing anything they can to attract your attention.
And men were twice as likely as women to flirt with someone on these single-sex breaks, the survey from Teletext Holidays found.
IRISH bed-hopping superstar Colin Farrell has said he's really annoyed by the women he dates - when they flirt with someone else.