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lure
American English: /lʊr/
British English: /lʊə/

Translation of lure in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • he was lured by the offer of a higher salary
    lo atrajeron ofreciéndole un sueldo más alto
    it was easily lured into the trap
    fue fácil hacer que cayera en la trampa
    a ruse to lure the enemy out into the open
    una treta para que el enemigo saliera al descubierto
    Example sentences
    • He lured both girls into his car under the guise he was a punter and then drove them several miles away.
    • Until now the emphasis was more on luring foreign tourists to the country and the domestic travellers have been missed out.
    • Donaldson is accused of luring his wife into the disused house on the caravan site at Crianlarich, where he had stored a box of large fireworks.

noun

  • 1 countable or uncountable (attraction)
    Example sentences
    • A chance to fight at the Olympics is obviously hugely attractive as is the lure of the professional game where there is so much money to be made.
    • We have seen our skilled nurses and teachers packing up as a result of the lure of more attractive overseas packages.
    • I can't resist the lure of an attractive handbag, especially if it is small and sparkly.
  • 2 countable (enticement, bait)
    Example sentences
    • Effective and safe trapping requires knowledge of the habits of beaver, habitat conditions, and presence of nontarget animals as well as knowledge of the trap and lures.
    • Ramsbottom has largely shed its image as an industrial centre to become a lure for young families and professionals.
    Example sentences
    • I will divide this section into two, dealing with trolling with lures and baits.
    • Side planers are used to troll lures and baits well out to the side of a moving boat.
    • The usual assortment of spinnerbaits, swimming plugs, topwater lures and soft plastics is sufficient to test the potential of most small and relatively shallow ponds.

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