woo away


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woo away

To tempt, lure, or seduce someone away from someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "woo" and "away." No matter what I do or say, Chris seems consumed by this irrational fear that one my colleagues is going to woo me away. The company tried to woo her away from her job with an extremely attractive salary and range of benefits.
See also: away, woo

woo someone away (from someone or something)

to lure someone away from someone or something; to seduce someone away from someone or something. The manager of the new bank wooed all the tellers away from the old bank. They wooed away all the experienced people.
See also: away, woo
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Still, the Midlands obviously saw the new station as a threat because Birmingham-made radio soap The Archers pulled out a shocking storyline - the death of Grace - to woo away viewers.
They not only boost morale, loyalty and productivity but also disarm issues a competitor might use to woo away top talent.
The program was also designed to woo away consumers who are also registering at retailers such as Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and May Department Stores Co., so that "instead of having the bride split her registry [among] five locations, she's registering at one or two," Bertelsen said.
Girobank yesterday announced a new pounds 200m partnership with Securicor that will attempt to woo away lucrative business from Post Office owner Consignia.
Girobank yesterday announced a new pounds 200m partnership with Securicor in an alliance that will attempt to woo away lucrative business from Post Office owner Consignia.
It has used big bucks to woo away the most popular entertainers from upstart channels that have won viewers and advertisers in recent months with a steady diet of racy soaps, and variety shows featuring a dominatrix quiz-show hostess and victims of physical deformities or unimaginable brutality.
"We just want to woo away the locals, if only for the day."