Decoyed
Decoy De*coy" (d[-e]*koi"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decoyed} (-koid"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Decoying}.] [Pref. de- + coy; orig., to quiet, soothe, caress, entice. See {Coy}.] To lead into danger by artifice; to lure into a net or snare; to entrap; to insnare; to allure; to entice; as, to decoy troops into an ambush; to decoy ducks into a net. [1913 Webster]

Did to a lonely cot his steps decoy. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

E'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy, The heart, distrusting, asks if this be joy. --Goldsmith.

Syn: To entice; tempt; allure; lure. See {Allure}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • decoy — decoyer, n. n. /dee koy, di koy /; v. /di koy /, n. 1. a person who entices or lures another person or thing, as into danger, a trap, or the like. 2. anything used as a lure. 3. a trained bird or other animal used to entice game into a trap or… …   Universalium

  • decoy — UK [ˈdiːkɔɪ] / US [ˈdɪkɔɪ] / US [dɪˈkɔɪ] noun [countable] Word forms decoy : singular decoy plural decoys 1) a person or thing that you use to trick someone into going somewhere or doing something 2) a real or artificial bird used for attracting… …   English dictionary

  • de|coy´er — de|coy «verb. dih KOY; noun. DEE koy, dih KOY», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to lead (wild birds or animals) into a trap or near a hunter: »The farmer decoyed the rats with cheese. 2. Figurative. to lead or tempt (a person) into danger by trickery;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • de|coy — «verb. dih KOY; noun. DEE koy, dih KOY», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to lead (wild birds or animals) into a trap or near a hunter: »The farmer decoyed the rats with cheese. 2. Figurative. to lead or tempt (a person) into danger by trickery; entice: »You …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alluded — Allure Al*lure , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alluring}.] [OF. aleurrer, alurer, fr. a (L. ad) + leurre lure. See {Lure}.] To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Allure — Al*lure , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alluring}.] [OF. aleurrer, alurer, fr. a (L. ad) + leurre lure. See {Lure}.] To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to invite …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alluring — Allure Al*lure , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alluring}.] [OF. aleurrer, alurer, fr. a (L. ad) + leurre lure. See {Lure}.] To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crimp — (kr[i^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crimped} (kr[i^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crimping}.] [Akin to D. krimpen to shrink, shrivel, Sw. krympa, Dan. krympe, and to E. cramp. See {Cramp}.] 1. To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crimped — Crimp Crimp (kr[i^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crimped} (kr[i^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crimping}.] [Akin to D. krimpen to shrink, shrivel, Sw. krympa, Dan. krympe, and to E. cramp. See {Cramp}.] 1. To fold or plait in regular undulation in such… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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