lure away

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.
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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.
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EXECUTIVE director Les Reed has fired a shot across the bows of those hoping to lure away Southampton's top talent, warning potential suitors that the likes of Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and manager Mauricio Pochettino are staying put Saints are all but certain to secure a comfortable top-10 finish at the end of a season in which their style and focus on home-grown talent has attracted many plaudits.
Stating that they have to keep their ambitions high and hold on to our best players, Villas-Boas said that Bale's last-minute goal, which equaled English legend Teddy Sheringham's club record of 21 goals in a Premier League season, was another moment of individual brilliance, adding that it is very difficult to lure away a player of this dimension.
Summary: Madrid: Barcelona have warned off former coach Pep Guardiola from trying to lure away any .
I DON'T know what truth there is in the story that Chelsea are seeking to lure away Ashley Young but if it is true then Villa must issue a very firm 'back off' statement to them.
But Kightly will be difficult to lure away from Wolves as the Championship leaders plan to be in the Premier League themselves next season and have the 23-year-old tied to a contract until summer 2012.
NEWCASTLE are ready to turn to Celtic keeper Artur Boruc if Manchester City lure away Shay Given with a pounds 12million bid.
O'Driscoll's contract with theIrish Rugby Football Union expires in the summer and English and French clubs are queueing up to lure away the northern hemisphere's most exciting talent.
NBC is betting it can lure away some of the crowd from the halftime show with a special half-hour edition of ``Saturday Night Live'' with Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon at about 5 p.
It's the perfect time for a rival firm to lure away top talent, with demand for signing bonuses at an all-time high.
POLICE are checking closed- circuit cameras in Leamington after a man tried to lure away a 10-year- old boy by offering him sweets.
Ironically, Barclays Capital, the investment-banking arm of Barclays Bank, staged a futile raid in February to lure away 40 senior bond executives from Credit Suisse First Boston, a move that reportedly cost CSFB $300 million in "retainers" to placate the would-be defectors.
Arden, the latest subject for Mr Rock and Roll (9pm, C4), styled himself the Al Capone of Pop and had a terrifying reputation, even dangling rival manager Robert Stigwood from a window after hearing that Stigwood was trying to lure away the Small Faces.
NBC, meanwhile, wants to lure away Col's senior drama exec Sarah Timberman, who's still under contract.
Meanwhile a crippled orphan girl (Edwina Lea), spurned by her community, happens upon a mysterious, flute-playing stranger (James Michael Doolan) who agrees to lure away the rats, but is doublecrossed by the dastardly mayor and takes revenge by luring away the town's children too.