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English definition of “flirt with sth”

flirt with sth

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with flirt   /flɜːt/ us    /flɝːt/

(CONSIDER)

to consider doing something, but not seriously, or to be interested in something for a short time: I'm flirting with the idea of taking a year off and travelling round the world.

(DANGER)

to intentionally take risks and put yourself in a dangerous or difficult situation: Like a lot of young men, he flirts with danger.
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