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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyflirt with
he/she/itflirts with
present participleflirting with
past tenseflirted with
past participleflirted with
  1. 1
    flirt with something to consider an idea or plan, but not very seriously

    They’ve been flirting with the idea of selling up.

  2. 2
    flirt with danger/disaster to do something that you know you should not do and that may cause you serious trouble
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