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
She can see the immediate drawbacks, but you’re baiting her, dangling a bit of knowledge like a lure.
The pale mask might work as a visual lure in dim light or might play a role in wafting scents, a romantic feature in some other bats’ courtships.A face mask may turn up a male wrinkle-faced bat’s sex appeal|Susan Milius|November 24, 2020|Science News
Still, the lure of those platforms was too great and drove advertisers to keep funding them against their better judgment.
When his lure server was unpatched, the attackers were able to use a powershell script to successfully change an admin password and backdoor the server.Hackers are using a severe Windows bug to backdoor unpatched servers|Dan Goodin|October 16, 2020|Ars Technica
Never underestimate the lure of an escape, especially in trying times.
Roger Williams lured them with private plane rides, generous consulting contracts and even cash, interviews and records show.
Mostafaei said Jabbari was lured to the apartment of the man from the intelligence service.The Real Reason Iran Killed This Woman for Defending Herself|Eli Lake|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Without such action, they fear, many of their surviving troops may be lured into the ranks of ISIS.The Battle for Aleppo: A Decisive Fight for ISIS, Assad, and the USA|Jamie Dettmer|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before long, it was the instruments, not the cake, that lured Keith.Exile on Sesame Street: Keith Richards Writes a Kids’ Book|Malcolm Jones|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As recounted in the complaint, Minor C and a girl identified as Minor B were lured by the promise of quick cash.
I hardly knew why that which once had been a delightful and mysterious bait now lured me not at all.Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker|S. Weir Mitchell
Keekie Joe was not to be lured by promises of "eats," though he was curious about the old railroad car.Pee-Wee Harris Adrift|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The lured became more reckless, mounting the logs to Queex's post in sudden darts.Plague Ship|Andre Norton
His love brought me to his feet in abject devotion: it lured the woman to accomplish his destruction.The Place Beyond the Winds|Harriet T. Comstock
Umballa's last card, had she but known the treachery which had lured her to this mystic shore.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath