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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Vice President Mike Pence condemned China for luring away three Latin American allies of Taiwan, lauded Taiwan's democracy, and criticized Beijing's bullying of U.S.
The experiment resulted in successfully "luring away" 13 of the 26 participants.
Meanwhile a crippled orphan girl (Edwina Lea), spurned by her community, happens upon a mysterious, flute-playing stranger (James Michael Doolan) who agrees to lure away the rats, but is doublecrossed by the dastardly mayor and takes revenge by luring away the town's children too.
The U-turn will delight critics who fear the schools will create a "divisive" twotier system by luring away the brightest pupils.
The luring away of militant foot-soldiers is referred to by the West as reintegration while efforts to make peace with Taliban leaders is being called reconciliation.
Hans Kting after he accused Pope Benedict XVI of an "unecumenical luring away" of discontented Anglicans.
Coles Myer is poised to launch its own fuel discount program to try to counter the successful operation run by Woolworths, which is luring away Coles' supermarket customers.
Detective Inspector Sam Cooke, of Huddersfield CID, said: "The shadowy images of children luring away a young child from her mother at a busy shopping precinct conjures up memories of the Bulger case.
Detective Inspector Sam Cooke, of Huddersfield CID, said: 'The shadowy images of children luring away a young child from her mother in a busy shopping precinct conjure up memories of the Bulger case.
Chinese rival chipmakers are luring away Taiwanese engineers by offering salaries five times higher than what they make in Taiwan.
Meanwhile a crippled orphan girl (Edwina Lea), spurned by her community, happens upon a mysterious, flute-playing stranger (James Michael Doolan) who agrees to lure away the rats, but is double-crossed by the dastardly mayor and takes revenge by luring away the town's children too.
The luring away of militant foot-soldiers is referred to as reintegration while efforts to make peace with Taliban leaders is being called reconciliation.
French Sports Minister Marie-Georges Buffet will soon introduce two laws to stop foreign clubs luring away the nation's finest young talent.