lure (someone or something) away

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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.
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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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'--You are impatient,' said the blind man, calmly; 'it's a good sign, and looks like life--that your son Barnaby had been lured away from her by one of his companions who knew him of old, at Chigwell; and that he is now among the rioters.'
It too, when partially restored, had the common story to tell of being lured away by the "bloofer lady".
Pokemon characters aren't the only ones who can be lured away. In his New Testament letter to believers, James, the brother of Jesus, reminds us that we "are dragged away by [our]ownevil desire" (1:14, emphasis added).
According to police, the minor girl, daughter of Muhammad Amin was lured away by the accused identified as Muhammad Umar to a deserted place where he assaulted the minor girl sexually.
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.
A new term heralds the arrival of art teacher Bathsheba Hart (Cate Blanchett), whom Barbara initially views with suspicion but soon comes to regard as a treasure to be lured away from her family.
Pence implied that Beijing had lured away three allies of Taiwan in the region using the same tactic of offering large loans for assorted infrastructure projects, ultimately saddling them with massive and unrepayable debt.
An eight-year-old girl was gang raped after being lured away by a man while she waited for her dad to pick up from school in India - just days after a six-year-old was murdered and mutilated in the same state.
Team-mate Willie Isa says Wigan would be losing an icon if Tomkins is lured away by Catalan Dragons.
If there is a bright side, 13 of the children could not be lured away by offers of sweets and gifts.
"There is probably nothing that freaks out a parent more than the fear of their child being lured away by a stranger, which is why we conducted this experiment to raise parents' awareness about the need to constantly talk about 'stranger-danger' with their little ones," said Hanadi Saleh Al Yafei.
Commentators say younger shoppers are being lured away by competitors which are cheaper, faster and more aspirational.
Ride-sharing companyAaAeAeA UberAaAeAeA recently lured away three mid-level bankers from the investment banking firm, Goldman Sachs.
I have been in a similar situation, where my husband was lured away by a younger woman.Sally Williams Reading, Berks