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decoy

de·coy

decoy

 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: di koI
definition: something used to attract animals or people into danger. Wooden decoys in the shape of birds or animals are often used by hunters to lead animals into a trap.
 
synonyms:
bait, lure, trap
similar words:
attraction
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: dih koI
inflections: decoyed, decoying, decoys
definition: to trap or lure into danger.
We caught the cat by decoying him with a toy mouse.
synonyms:
bait, lure, snare, trap
similar words:
tempt
derivation: decoyer (n.)
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