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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He says the JI essentially drew its support from the Urdu-speaking middle-classes, which was wooed away by the MQM first, and then since 2013, it started to be attracted towards the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).
As the drunken, bewigged English composer Charles, he begs Spanish diva Elvira, (Diehl-Reader) to perform his latest magnum opus in which she will be wooed away from her life of luxury by Gotziaman's street urchin, Veneto--a troubled castrato who croons, "I was a boy, but no more." The through-composed work finally erupts in Veneto's gender-bending existential crisis, ending 'tragically' as Duncanson suddenly convulses onstage, dying the epic death that is his own just due.
Now voters in the North Texas suburb that wooed away America's Team are wondering if they are about to be the one left behind as they decide whether to give the Texas Rangers $500 million in sales tax revenue to help replace the 22-year-old Globe Life Park.
Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif personally requested that Egypt attend last week's key Syria talks--a move that has sparked concerns that Cairo is being wooed away from its traditional pro-western stance in the region.
This Bourne Identity-style caper serves as a reboot of the franchise and wedges the door ajar for further assignments, presuming lead actor Kit Harington can be wooed away from Game Of Thrones.
There's a comforting air of familiarity about this Bourne Identity-style caper that serves as a reboot of the franchise and wedges the door ajar for further assignments, presuming lead actor Kit Harington can be wooed away from Game Of Thrones.
"[President] Xi hopes that by drawing India into China's growing economic empire and according India economic advantages, it can be wooed away from the US and Japanese embrace." China is India's largest trade partner and Chanda reviews both the successes and challenges.
"Jobs are opening up, executive talent is being aggressively wooed away from you, and your top talent is feeling financially vulnerable," Bauer said.
The unspoken question is whether the 52-year-old White could be wooed away if Oregon doesn't invest in the program.
The Congress has watched helplessly as the BJP has forged alliances, including with former allies like Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party, and wooed away senior party leaders like Jagdambika Pal and Satpal Maharaj.
JOE HART is Tottenham's top target if France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is wooed away by super-rich Paris Saint-Germain.
Don't be that short-sighted business that gets its best young talent wooed away by someone more creative, generous and flexible.
'But you have to understand that Davie was living the dream and he loved the club, it was as simple as that.' "It was now obvious that Cooper wouldn't be wooed away from Rangers and had to accept he was a peripheral figure in Greig's plans.
Brand performance is also enhanced when strategic and tactical moves are executed to create a power brand, hence making the target market less vulnerable to being wooed away by competition.
Young families moved to the suburbs, while others were wooed away by the emerging evangelical churches.