English version

flirtation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflirtationflir‧ta‧tion /flɜːˈteɪʃən $ flɜːr-/ noun  1 [countable]INTERESTED a short period of time during which you are interested in somethingflirtation with He started his own business last year, after a brief flirtation with political life.2 [uncountable]SY behaviour that shows you are attracted to someone sexually She had no objection to a little mild flirtation.3 [countable] a short sexual relationship which is not serious syn flingflirtation with She had a brief flirtation with Tim.
Examples from the Corpus
flirtationHis cool flirtation with death and his ambiguous fate were the stuff from which legends are born.All the senior partners in his law firms had flirtations with coronary incidents except him.Constanze was clearly not ill enough to be incapable of a little mild flirtation!She had enjoyed the camaraderie of colleagues, and the mild flirtation which often underlay it.She manages her customers expertly, often through a bantering kind of flirtation, the chief idiom of the night.brief flirtationA brief flirtation with the Communist Party - done mainly to shock, he supposed.mild flirtationConstanze was clearly not ill enough to be incapable of a little mild flirtation!None the less, an element of mild flirtation makes office life more pleasant.She had enjoyed the camaraderie of colleagues, and the mild flirtation which often underlay it.
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