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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.
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/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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As described in the L Luring section above, you use a combination of luring and shaping to get the behavior you want.
Gradually lure less and less, until he's lying down on cue without any luring.
You can ask anyone who saw us at the first luring events I brought her to about the changes they saw in Reah.
But the center is preparing to launch a revamped marketing plan focusing on mailers, advertising and a more targeted approach to luring patrons.
Males far outnumber females in this species, and efforts to reduce cabbage looper populations by luring males to traps sprayed with female sex pheromone have proved ineffective, leaving a large percentage of males still available for mating.
By luring their avian customers to these realistic sets, they try to breathe life back into ailing island ecosytems that once rang with the racket of nesting seabirds.
Perhaps at least as important, they may also serve to protect the community of beneficials that arrive by offering a means of luring them out of fields or gardens before insecticides are sprayed.