verb (used with object), lured, lur·ing.
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Origin of lure
OTHER WORDS FROM lurelurement, nounlurer, nounlur·ing·ly, adverbun·lured, adjective
How to use lure in a sentence
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.
Maula Bux himself was killed in 2006, after being lured across the border by Iranian forces on the pretext of a drug deal.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
And I have been passing through one of the fiercest temptations that ever lured a man to the edge of the Pit.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
The soldier of Revolution must not be lured from the field of battle by the siren song of love.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
But home beckoned and lured her onward, and the hope of a long dream filled her soul.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
She drew back from me a little as I came; but her eyes did not waver from mine, and these lured me forward.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
Barrett eventually lured Maitland into deep water, long past the bathing machine of adieu forevermore, as he called it.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley