court collocations and examples

 UK /kɔː(r)t/

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to try to get something, or behave in a way that makes something likely to happen


Adverbs frequently used with court
actively, assiduously, deliberately, openlySomeone who deliberately courts media attention can hardly complain about being ‘hounded’.
Nouns frequently used as the object of court
when you deliberately seek something: attention, controversy, popularity, publicityAs a critic he has a reputation for courting controversy.when you make something likely: danger, disasterTo continue to do nothing would be courting disaster.
 
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