Meaning of DECOY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ di:kɔɪ ]

( decoys)

If you refer to something or someone as a decoy , you mean that they are intended to attract people’s attention and deceive them, for example by leading them into a trap or away from a particular place.

He was booked on a flight leaving that day, but that was just a decoy.


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