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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Step by step she was luring him away from the security of his human companionship.
LIVERPOOL wonderkid Ben Woodburn has put an end to any lingering hopes England had of luring him away from Wales by insisting he's never even considered ditching the Dragons.
Serie A side Juve have been monitoring the striker since he joined Everton and feel their chances of luring him away have now improved.
Kightly, who has been watched by Bruce this season, has emerged as a potential replacement for Valencia but luring him away from Molineux will be tough.
Gabri is also a close friend of Liverpool keeper Jose Reina and midfielder Luis Garcia, which could prove decisive in luring him away from Ajax.
NWANKWO KANU has pledged to stay and help West Brom in their fight to remain in the Premiership for a second successive season despite claiming a host of clubs have been interested in luring him away.
Changes regarding his management are much to the fore and I see America luring him away from Scotland for a while.
CARLA plans to have her wicked way with Liam by luring him away to...Birmingham!
Bruce was understood to be Newcastle supremo Freddy Shepherd's first choice to succeed Sir Bobby Robson in September but he was unsuccessful in luring him away from St Andrews.
Keane dashed Manchester City's hopes of luring him away from Elland Road by declaring his intention to stay and fight for the regular place he craves in David O'Leary's attack.