verb (used with object), lured, lur·ing.
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Idioms for lure
Origin of lure
OTHER WORDS FROM lurelurement, nounlurer, nounlur·ing·ly, adverbun·lured, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for lure
Ever since moving to Atlanta at age 9, Farrish couldn’t help but succumb to the lure of hip-hop’s current mecca, citing Travis Scott, Saint Jhn and PARTYNEXTDOOR as influences.
To test the lure hypothesis, the researchers exposed Platynereis dumerilii worms in petri dishes to the pheromone mimics and watched.Cone snail venom may trick mate-seeking worms into becoming meals|Jonathan Lambert|March 12, 2021|Science News
With that in mind, I tested the three basic types of line with various lure knots.
For branded searches, the lure of the top result held steady when it came to tablet users, but there wasn’t a significant difference between desktop and smartphone users.Phone calls critical for business during the pandemic; Tuesday’s daily brief|Pamela Parker|March 2, 2021|Search Engine Land
The G League was already moving toward offering prospects a professional path before Abdur-Rahim took over in December 2018, hoping a $125,000 salary would be enough of a lure.An NBA experiment lets draft prospects skip college, stay home and get paid to play|Michael Lee|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
And what is the great lure toward which all efforts are ultimately directed?
The lure and addiction of gaming—which went back to pinball, of course—became a sensation with Asteroids.
Still, despite the fairytale, campaigns pour good money after bad to lure this vote.
As a lure for the ambitious, Silicon Valley and San Francisco are replacing Wall Street.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay|Joel Kotkin|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You know you should walk away but the lure of the cover is just too much.
I found that I still felt the lure of foreign countries, and the less explored or inhabited, the better.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
At the upper part of the runway he had built a few steps, wherewith to lure the unwary far enough down to insure a fatal descent.The Staircase At The Hearts Delight|Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)
He even began to formulate plans by which he could lure the unsuspecting Peter Levine into telling what he knew.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
It was the older lure that brought every year athletes of fame to run in the historic race.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
They had now another hope to lure them; new proofs to read, and in due time, new reviews.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair