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flirtation

noun
     
flir‧ta‧tion
1 [countable] a short period of time during which you are interested in something
flirtation with
He started his own business last year, after a brief flirtation with political life.
2 [uncountable] 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 [= fling]
flirtation with
She had a brief flirtation with Tim.

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