shill

Definitions of shill
1

n a decoy who acts as an enthusiastic customer in order to stimulate the participation of others

Type of:
decoy, steerer
a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)

v act as a shill

“The shill bid for the expensive carpet during the auction in order to drive the price up”
Type of:
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on
be false to; be dishonest with

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