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Definition of lure verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    lure somebody (+ adv./prep.) (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lure
    he / she / it lures
    past simple lured
    -ing form luring
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  1. 1to persuade or trick someone to go somewhere or to do something by promising them a reward synonym entice
  2. 2 The child was lured into a car but managed to escape. Young people are lured to the city by the prospect of a job and money.
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