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English noun: flirt

1. flirt (person) a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

Synonymscoquette, minx, prickteaser, tease, vamp, vamper

Broader (hypernym)adult female, woman

2. flirt (act) playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

Synonymscoquetry, dalliance, flirtation, flirting, toying

Broader (hypernym)caper, frolic, gambol, play, romp

English verb: flirt

1. flirt (communication) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

SamplesThe guys always try to chat up the new secretaries.
My husband never flirts with other women.

ExamplesSam wants to flirt with Sue

Synonymsbutterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, mash, philander, romance

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)speak, talk

Narrower (hyponym)vamp, wanton

2. flirt (social) behave carelessly or indifferently

SamplesPlay about with a young girl's affection.

Synonymsdally, play, toy

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)act, move

Verb groupdally, play, trifle

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