2008年7月20日 星期日

corseted, loquacious, flirtatious, flirt with sth

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Ashish Chettri typing an SMS. Text messages have become a way to circumvent India's deep-rooted barriers to premarital mingling. (Prashanth Vishwanathan for the IHT)

Indian flirts fall in love with text messaging


MUMBAI: In this romantically corseted society, Ashish Chettri is as close as you get to a Don Juan.

He is an irrepressible flirt: a skirt chaser who claims to pursue three women at a time, a loquacious utterer of compliments, a ceaseless seeker of dates.

And that's just with his thumbs.

Like millions of Indians today, Chettri is a solely cellular Casanova: a suitor who flirts brazenly by text message, but pretty much only by text message.


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flirt with sth (DANGER) phrasal verb
to intentionally put yourself in a dangerous, risky or difficult situation:
Like a lot of young men, he flirts with danger.


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flirt with sth (DANGER) phrasal verb
to intentionally put yourself in a dangerous, risky or difficult situation:
Like a lot of young men, he flirts with danger.


flirt Show phonetics
verb [I]
to behave as if sexually attracted to someone, although not seriously:
Christina was flirting with just about every man in the room.

flirt Show phonetics
noun [C]
someone who behaves as if they are sexually attracted to a lot of people:
He's a compulsive flirt.

flirtation Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
when someone behaves as if they are sexually attracted to another person, without being seriously interested:
It was a harmless flirtation and nothing more.
See also flirtation at flirt with.

flirtatious Show phonetics
adjective
behaving as if you are sexually attracted to someone, usually not in a serious way:
She's very flirtatious.
a flirtatious relationship


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adjective FORMAL
describes someone who talks a lot

Noun

Singular
corset


Plural
corsets

corset (plural corsets)

  1. A woman's foundation garment, reinforced with stays, that supports the waistline, hips and bust.

Verb

Infinitive
to corset


Third person singular
corsets


Simple past
corseted


Past participle
corseted


Present participle
corseting

to corset (third-person singular simple present corsets, present participle corseting, simple past and past participle corseted)

  1. (transitive) To enclose in a corset; to wear a corset.
    Mabel dreaded the upcoming ball and the preliminary corseting it would entail.
  2. (figuratively) To restrict or confine.
    "I will not remain corseted by your notions of what is and is not proper!" she exclaimed.

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