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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Long before the Costa del Sol, it was Bognor and Blackpool, Weston and Clacton that lured us away from towns and cities for the great British seaside holiday
Honourable mention, incidentally, to Christy Marshall, whose R'n'B and hip hop grooves in the plush upstairs room went down a storm and lured us away from the main room for a large part of the night.
Two technologic advances--reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)--have revolutionized science but at the same time lured us away from other time-tested methods.