tempt fate

Definition of tempt fate

  1. :  to do something that is very risky or dangerous Race car drivers tempt fate every time they race.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to entice to do wrong by promise of pleasure or gain

    :  to induce to do something

    :  to cause to be strongly inclined

  1. :  the will or principle or determining cause by which things in general are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do :  destiny

    :  an inevitable and often adverse outcome, condition, or end

    :  disaster

  1. :  destine

    :  doom

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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