lure
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lure(
loor
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to attract)
a. atraer
The smell of cookies lured the children into the kitchen.El olor de las galletas atrajo a los niños a la cocina.
2. (to trap)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The criminal was lured out of his hideout with a fake offer and detained.Lograron que el delincuente saliera de su escondite con un ofrecimiento falso y lo detuvieron.
The mobsters lured the drug enforcement officer into a trap.Los mafiosos hicieron caer al oficial antinarcóticos en una trampa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (fishing)
a. el señuelo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This lure is called a plug, and it's designed to dive beneath the surface of the water.Este señuelo se llama señuelo de paleta y está diseñado para hundirse debajo de la superficie del agua.
b. el cebo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The fish bit through the line and took my favorite lure!¡El pez cortó la línea con los dientes y se llevó mi cebo favorito!
4. (attraction)
a. el atractivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This town doesn't have much lure. What brought you here?Este pueblo no tiene nada de atractivo. ¿Qué te trajo aquí?
b. el encanto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The lure of Nashville's music scene is famous all over the country.El encanto del ámbito de la música de Nashville es conocido en todo el país.
c. el aliciente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Spanish tourists can't resist the lure of the beautiful beaches of San Sebastian.Los turistas españoles no pueden resistir el aliciente de las hermosas playas de San Sebastián.
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lure
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (attraction)
a. el atractivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
she was drawn by the lure of the big cityla sedujo el reclamo de la gran cuidad
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (into trap, ambush)
a. atraer
nothing could lure her away from the computernada conseguía alejarla del ordenador, de la computadora
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lure [ljʊəʳ]
noun
(decoy) señuelo (m); (bait) cebo (m); atractivo (m); aliciente (m); encanto (m);
transitive verb
[+person] atraer; [+animal] atraer (con un señuelo)
to lure sb into a trap hacer que algn caiga en una trampa; they lured him into the house consiguieron con artimañas que entrara en la casa; he was lured away from the company by a more lucrative offer dejó la empresa atraído por una oferta más lucrativa
to lure sb on to destruction hacer que algn avance ciegamente hacia su ruina to lure sb out persuadir mañosamente a algn a salir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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