flirt with

phr verb
Flirt with is used with these nouns as the object: ↑idea

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  • flirt with — (something) to consider something briefly and not seriously. At one time he flirted with the idea of running for the presidency, though nothing came of it. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of flirt (= to behave in a way that makes another… …   New idioms dictionary

  • flirt with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms flirt with : present tense I/you/we/they flirt with he/she/it flirts with present participle flirting with past tense flirted with past participle flirted with 1) flirt with something to consider an idea or… …   English dictionary

  • flirt with — 1) he liked to flirt with her Syn: tease, lead on, toy with 2) those who flirt with fascism Syn: dabble in, toy with, trifle with, play with, tinker with, dip into, scratch the surface of …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • flirt with — experiment casually with (an idea or activity). → flirt …   English new terms dictionary

  • flirt with — verb take into consideration, have in view (Freq. 1) He entertained the notion of moving to South America • Syn: ↑entertain, ↑think of, ↑toy with, ↑think about • Hypernyms: ↑contemplate …   Useful english dictionary

  • flirt with something — flirt with (something) to consider something briefly and not seriously. At one time he flirted with the idea of running for the presidency, though nothing came of it. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of flirt (= to behave in a way that… …   New idioms dictionary

  • flirt with the thought — toy with the idea, consider the idea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ˈflirt with sth — phrasal verb to consider an idea or plan, but not very seriously …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • flirt with something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • flirt´ing|ly — flirt «flurt», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to play at making love; make love without meaning it: »Every man likes to flirt with a pretty girl, and every pretty girl likes to be flirted with (George Eliot). 2. Figurative. to trifle; toy: »He flirted with …   Useful english dictionary

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