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Definition of flirtation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] flirtation with something a short period of time during which someone is involved or interested in something, often not seriously a brief and unsuccessful flirtation with the property market
  2. 2[uncountable] behavior that shows you find someone sexually attractive but are not serious about them Frank's efforts at flirtation had become annoying to her.
  3. 3[countable] flirtation (with somebody) a short romantic relationship with someone that is not taken seriously She had a mild flirtation with him when they first met.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: flirtation