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It is not simply a question of luring back British officials from Brussels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)France moved to capitalise on Brexit yesterday with the launch of a scheme to lure businesses away from the City. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The lure of gang life competes fiercely with the appeal of graduation. Christianity Today (2000)The lure of a big cash payout is sometimes too great to resist. The Sun (2015)Today hairdressing needs to prise young people away from the lure of university degrees. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We reckon our top tips could lure viewers back in their droves in no time. The Sun (2012)This time drivers could find the lure of cheaper premiums too hard to resist. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The man was pretending to lure me away using a squeaky rubber duck. The Sun (2016)Investors were lured with the promise of high returns at low risk. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the biggest one is luring him back home. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It has accused them of conducting an unlawful conspiracy to lure away its staff and clients. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then there is the lure of life in London. The Sun (2016)It could be that British history lures us back. The Sun (2014)Clearly, politics exercises a strong lure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The lure of British life is strong. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The voters who the leadership rivals are trying to lure back to Labour are not only bored but actively hostile. The Sun (2010)The company is made up of dancers who usually come from smaller companies, lured by the possibility of dancing solo roles. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)Many have been recruited forcibly, while others have run away from home, lured by the promise of food. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This has been interpreted as a human being wearing an animal skin, playing music to lure the game into his sights, but he is still a mystery. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)

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Translations for 'lure'

British English: lure VERB
To lure someone means to trick them into a particular place or to trick them into doing something that they should not do.
He feared he might be lured into a trap.
  • American English: lure
  • Brazilian Portuguese: atrair
  • Chinese: 引诱
  • European Spanish: engatusar
  • French: attirer
  • German: locken
  • Italian: attirare con l'inganno
  • Japanese: 誘惑する
  • Korean: 유인하다
  • European Portuguese: atrair
  • Latin American Spanish: engatusar
British English: lure NOUN
A lure is an object which is used to attract animals so that they can be caught.
  • American English: lure
  • Brazilian Portuguese: isca
  • Chinese: 诱饵
  • European Spanish: cebo
  • French: appât
  • German: Köder
  • Italian: richiamo
  • Japanese: おとり
  • Korean: 미끼
  • European Portuguese: isca
  • Latin American Spanish: cebo

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Definition of lure from the Collins English Dictionary
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