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decoy

Translation of decoy in Spanish:

noun/nombre

/ˈdiːkɔɪ/
  • 1 (lure, diversion) señuelo (masculine) to act as a decoy hacer* or servir* de señuelo
    Example sentences
    • So, unless the unlikely happened and they split up, the dot he was heading towards was a decoy and possibly a trap.
    • That whole wing of the base was nothing but an elaborate decoy designed to trap invaders.
    • Your Majesty, though a large force has been assembled in the South, it is but a decoy, to lure us away from our target.
  • 2 (in hunting) señuelo (masculine), reclamo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Supporters counter that it is no more unfair than using bird calls and decoys to attract birds or using baited hooks to catch fish.
    • The net was being controlled by someone in a nearby hut who was able to pull the string to make the decoy attract other birds.
    • Brandon also had a room which meant we were only some 10 miles from Havre De Grace which is a delightful historic town which has many sites of interest including a Duck decoy museum!

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/dɪˈkɔɪ/
  • atraer* con señuelo

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