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

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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.
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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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In social media jargon, catfishing is the use of other people's profile other than yours, usually to lure someone into a relationship.
Before the internet, we just called it being mean, but the young 'uns have a word for it: catfishing, where you lure someone into a relationship by pretending to be someone you're not.
Kym, who was backing Loose Women's campaign to make catfishing (adopting a fake persona to lure someone into a relationship) illegal, made the horrifying discovery when she arrived home to find flowers delivered to her home address, from a man who thought they had been in a relationship for a decade.
There are job opportunities and bargains galore in the thousands of classified ads - but it's also the perfect way to lure someone into an evil trap.
In social media jargon, catfishing is the use of other people's profile other than yours usually to lure someone into a relationship.