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noun [countable] decoy pronunciation in British English /ˈdiːkɔɪ/
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  1. 1
    a person or thing that you use to trick someone into going somewhere or doing something

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 decoy pronunciation in British English /dɪˈkɔɪ/ verb [transitive]
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present tense
present participledecoying
past tensedecoyed
past participledecoyed

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a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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