flirt with sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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flirt with sth

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

flirt with sth (CONSIDER)

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

flirt with sth (DANGER)

to ​intentionally take ​risks and put yourself in a ​dangerous or ​difficultsituation: Like a lot of ​young men, he ​flirts with danger.
(Definition of flirt with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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