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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.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy

(DANGER)

to intentionally take risks and put yourself in a dangerous or difficult situation: Like a lot of young men, he flirts with danger.Taking risksGambling and bookmaking
(Definition of flirt with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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