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English definition of “flirt with sth”

flirt with sth

(CONSIDER) phrasal verb with flirt     /flɜːt/ US  /flɝːt/ verb [I]
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
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