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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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.
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 owners 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.
So far, Anwar has only been able to woo away Fauzi Abdul Rahman a former senior government official from the ruling United Malays National Organization, who joined his party Wednesday.