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lure (someone or something) away

To attract or entice someone or something away (from someone, something, or some action). He thought he could lure my girlfriend away by showing up in his expensive car and flashing his money around. The promise of a big salary isn't going to lure me away from a job I love. The company has been trying to lure away investors from its rival.
See also: away, lure

lure (someone or something) in(to something or some place)

To attract or entice someone or something into some thing, place, or situation. We've got the trap set up, but we need some kind of bait to lure the rabbits in. The promise of a big salary isn't going to lure me into a job as a corporate slave. The company is being accused of luring would-be investors into a Ponzi scheme.
See also: lure, something


( oneself ) aside [for someone] to move aside. I drew myself aside so the children could pass. He drew himself aside so Maggie could pass.

draw someone (or an animal)

out of something and draw someone or an animal out to lure someone or an animal out of something or some place. I thought the smell of breakfast would draw him out of his slumber. The catnip drew out the cat from under the front porch.


( someone or something ) from something to sketch (someone or something) from a particular source, such as memory, real life, a photograph, etc. He is a very good artist. He can draw from a photograph or a painting. I will try to draw him from memory.

lure someone or something away (from someone or something)

to entice or draw someone away from someone or something. Do you think we could lure her away from her present employment? They were not able to lure away many of the employees of the other companies.
See also: away, lure

lure someone or something in to something

 and lure someone or something in
to entice someone or something into something or a place. The thief tried to lure the tourist into an alley to rob him. Using an old trick, the thief lured in the tourist.
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/get a bead on
To take careful aim at.


/haul/pull in (one's) horns Informal
1. To restrain oneself; draw back.
2. To retreat from a previously taken position, view, or stance.
3. To economize.
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I use capturing (with a verbal marker) as described above when one of my dogs offers a spontaneous behavior that I want to encourage--especially one that might be difficult to shape or lure.
Additionally, devoid of the rear hook the lure had less resistance to 'swing' as it walked-the-dog and this did invite more strikes and therefore a larger percentage of landed fish.
You don't have to sell a bass on biting the lure, just find a hungry bass.
Lockett Lures Outlet offers white labeled products allowing dealers to put their own label on the product if they wish and is a large supporter of various fishing programs supporting troubled youth.
I will not receive a thousand lures at my house for plugging their product in this column.
The lure was made by Charlie Helin and marketed during the 1930s by a tackle company that carried his name in Detroit, according to michigansportsman.
The manufacturing functions of the Irish factory will be taken over by the group's lure factory in Estonia, which will continue finalising, testing and packaging the products.
Fishing Lure Collectibles: An Encyclopedia Of The Modern Era, 1940 To Present by Dudley and Deanie Murphy is an in-depth illustrated compendium showcasing the great variety of fishing lures which have been developed from 1940 to the present time.
Norm Price, inventor & CEO of Hooked On Recycling & The Original Bottle Cap Lure Company reports that he has volunteers collecting bottlecaps to use for fishing lures.
White cami, $39, raglan shrug, $32, and mini skirt, $26, Lure.