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flirt with sth

phrasal verb with flirt
 
 
/flɜːt/ verb [I]
to be interested in an idea, activity, etc but not seriously, or for only a short time: He flirted with the idea of becoming a priest.Thinking and contemplating
flirt with danger/disaster, etc to risk experiencing something badTaking risksGambling and bookmaking
flirtation
 
 
/flɜːˈteɪʃən/ noun [C, U]
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