Decoy and Lure


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Decoy noun – Something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed.
Lure is a synonym for decoy in bait topic. In some cases you can use "Lure" instead the word "Decoy" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like inducement. popular alternative
Nearby Words: decoyed, decoying
Synonyms for Decoy


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Lure noun – Something that persuades one to perform an action for pleasure or gain.
Usage example: the promise of easy money is always the lure for some people to take up a life of crime

Decoy is a synonym for lure in bait topic. You can use "Decoy" instead the word "Lure" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as attract, trap, temptation, tempt. popular alternative
Nearby Words: lured, luring
Synonyms for Lure

How words are described

single single decoy single lure
obvious obvious decoy obvious lure
real real decoy real lure
giant giant decoy giant lure
Other adjectives: disposable.

Common collocations

victims decoy victims lure victims
cops decoy cops lure cops
enemies decoy enemies lure enemies

Both words in one sentence

  • No More for Me Bugs suggests that Daffy should act as a decoy and lure Elmer away, to which Daffy dazedly mumbles a non-sequitur response, "No more for me, thanks, I'm drivin'...", and then passes out.
  • Western Animation / Rabbit Seasoning You go up and act as a decoy, then lure 'im away.Daffy: No More for Me, thanks, I'm driving!
  • Film / Buffy the Vampire Slayer Decoy Damsel: A rare heroic example, with Buffy pretending to be frightened in order to lure a vampire into a blind alley so she can kill it.
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