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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Juventus are interested in Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino as a possible alternative to Sarri, but he is thought to be too expensive to lure away.
ASML has been meanwhile working to ensure that the customers of ASML Brion that XTAL initially lured away, or tried to lure away, continue to be supported with computational lithography products from ASML, despite the disruption caused by XTAL.
China has mounted a concerted campaign over the past two years to lure away Taiwan's remaining diplomatic allies, as it seeks to pressure Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who it fears wants to push for the island's formal independence.
will investigate if planned really Vestager, This includes that the support must incentivise private investment, be kept to a minimum necessary and not lure away investment from a similarly or less economically developed region in another member state.
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 ...
ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2010 (Frontier Star): All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), a political party formed by former President Pervez Musharraf has enhanced its efforts to lure away Central and local office-bearers of PML-Q and their integration into Musharraf's party.
ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2010 (Balochistan Times): All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), a political party formed by former President Pervez Musharraf has enhanced its efforts to lure away Central and local office-bearers of PML-Q and their integration into Musharrafs party.
Her move is seen as an effort to lure away the miners from the Left.
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.
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.
It's the perfect time for a rival firm to lure away top talent, with demand for signing bonuses at an all-time high.
MILLWALL hope to sign Belgium midfielder Daniel Camus from Mechelan this week and fight off attempts by Blackburn to lure away Republic of Ireland international Steven Reid.