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lure

noun [C/U]  /lʊr/ us  
anything that attracts people or animals, or the qualities that make something attractive: [U] The lure of the city for creative people has existed for centuries. A lure is an object used to attract fish or wild animals in order to catch them.

lure

verb [T]  /lʊr/ us  
to attract a person or animal: The university hopes to lure a new coach with an attractive salary package.
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