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lure

lure

 
pronunciation:
lur
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that attracts or tempts by promising some reward.
The flashing sign of the ice cream store was a lure for hungry kids.
synonyms:
bait
similar words:
bribe, draw, magnet, snare
definition 2: something used to attract and catch fish or other animals; bait.
He caught three fish with his new lure.
synonyms:
bait
similar words:
decoy
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lured, lures, luring
definition: to attract with the promise of a reward.
They lured the dog back to the house with a bowl of food.
antonyms:
repel
similar words:
attract, decoy, snare, tempt
derivation: luringly (adv.)
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