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lurenoun [C/U]

 us   /lʊr/
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.

lureverb [T]

 us   /lʊr/
to attract a person or animal: The university hopes to lure a new coach with an attractive salary package.
(Definition of lure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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lureverb [T]

uk   us   /lʊər/
to persuade someone to do something or go somewhere by offering them something they would like to have: lure sb with sth Supermarket chains try to lure customers with price discounts.lure sb away (from sth) He was lured away from the US retailer by a French cosmetics company.

lurenoun [S]

uk   us   /lʊər/
the quality or power that something has that attracts people: the lure of fame/money/wealth He could not resist the lure of easy money.
(Definition of lure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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