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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.
See also: away, lure

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.
See also: lure, something


( oneself ) aside [for someone] to move aside. I drew myself aside so the children could pass. He drew himself aside so Maggie could pass.

draw someone (or an animal)

out of something and draw someone or an animal out to lure someone or an animal out of something or some place. I thought the smell of breakfast would draw him out of his slumber. The catnip drew out the cat from under the front porch.


( someone or something ) from something to sketch (someone or something) from a particular source, such as memory, real life, a photograph, etc. He is a very good artist. He can draw from a photograph or a painting. I will try to draw him from memory.

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.
See also: away, lure

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.
See also: lure


/get a bead on
To take careful aim at.


/haul/pull in (one's) horns Informal
1. To restrain oneself; draw back.
2. To retreat from a previously taken position, view, or stance.
3. To economize.
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The last couple of seasons I've taken up bass fishing, enough to justify a new lure box - especially for them.
The development of lures with sound chambers designed to attract fish came about rather serendipitously.
The sense of smell is vitally important to many of the fish we anglers chase in skinny water, and while many anglers--and lure companies--have tried to add scent to their soft plastic lures, the positive results were at first limited.
Most Makinen lures were fashioned from cedar, poplar, and basswood, while some others were produced in a thermoplastic called Tenite.
The second hazard can occur if you try to lure your dog to do something she really isn't comfortable doing.
There were significant differences among lure categories in the number of males captured during the first 3 lure periods between lure changes, but not for the final set of lures examined (Fig.
When pitching, with the tip of the rod pointing up, you should disengage the reel and let out enough line so the lure hangs down to about the level of the reel.
7 January 2015 - US-based Arcus Hunting, LLC has completed its acquisition of the Tink's deer lure and attractant brand, the company said on Wednesday.
However, how many producers hope they can get new clients without getting the lure in the water, so to speak.
The product showcase page on EZ Angler features Lockett Lures Outlet newest big line product, its deadly Fatties.
They baited one trap in each pair with a lure containing the standard blend and baited the other with the experimental blend.
Said to be the first of their kind, Actiglo lures are made using a half-dozen TPEs from Alliance Polymers & Services, LLC, Romulus, Mich.
Then make a long, narrow lure from the handle by cutting it to a suitable length.
If my lures snag the bottom, I can usually get them back without a break-off.
He acquired a dozen lures attached to a card under the heading: "Quabbin Lures."