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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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