Definition of decoy verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

decoy

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈkɔɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkɔɪ//
 
decoy somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decoy
BrE BrE//dɪˈkɔɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkɔɪ//
 
he / she / it decoys
BrE BrE//dɪˈkɔɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkɔɪz//
 
past simple decoyed
BrE BrE//dɪˈkɔɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkɔɪd//
 
past participle decoyed
BrE BrE//dɪˈkɔɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkɔɪd//
 
-ing form decoying
BrE BrE//dɪˈkɔɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkɔɪɪŋ//
 
 
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to trick somebody/something into doing what you want them to do, going where you want them to go, etc.

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