verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of decoy
OTHER WORDS FROM decoyde·coy·er, noun
Words nearby decoy
Example sentences from the Web for decoy
Irving, a more elusive player than Harden, should have been the decoy and release valve if Durant was covered.With Kyrie Irving back, rookie coach Steve Nash has to figure out how to get his stars aligned|Ben Golliver|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
The Grizzlies hedge and recover in response to Tatum’s first screen, but that was just a decoy.Give Boston’s Kemba Walker A Double Pick And Watch Him Work|Michael Pina|August 31, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The former decoy did as bid as Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan entered.Gripping His Koran, Anas al-Liby Has His Day in Court|Michael Daly|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lönnborg, who works as a lawyer in London, has on several occasions posed as Elin, acting as a decoy to throw off the paparazzi.
The impudence of the authorities, to decoy an unsuspecting workingman across the State line, and then arrest him as my accomplice!Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
The boy's pulses leaped toward these things even while his lips curled in disdain at the shallow decoy.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
You make use of your power to run a common decoy house, to do away with men for money.The Double Four|E. Phillips Oppenheim
The decoy was barely in place before he was on the floor while a volley of lead and a flight of arrows rained against the roof.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
They saw nothing but the wretched decoy vanishing behind the nearest tents.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade