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Bait Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bait n
  1. anything that serves as an enticement [syn: come-on, hook, lure, sweetener]
  2. something used to lure victims into danger [syn: decoy, lure] v
  3. harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie" [syn: tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, taunt, twit, rally, ride]
  4. lure, entice, or entrap with bait
  5. attack with dogs or set dogs upon
Bait Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bait \Bait\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Baited; p. pr. & vb. n. Baiting.] [OE. baiten, beit?n, to feed, harass, fr. Icel. beita, orig. to cause to bite, fr. b[=i]ta. [root]8
  1. See Bite.]
  2. To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull.
  3. To give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses. --Holland.
  4. To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook. A crooked pin . . . bailed with a vile earthworm. --W. Irving.
Bait Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bait \Bait\, v. i. To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey. Evil news rides post, while good news baits. --Milton. My lord's coach conveyed me to Bury, and thence baiting at Newmarket. --Evelyn.
Bait Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bait \Bait\, v. i. [F. battre de l'aile (or des ailes), to flap
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  • Bait: Bait usually refers to: Bait (luring substance), bait as a luring substance. Fishing bait , bait used for fishing. Bait may also refer to: ...
  • Bait (luring substance): Bait is any substance used to attract prey , e.g. in a mousetrap . Fishing: Fishing bait. File:Live bait and fishing supply store. ...
  • Fishing bait: Fishing bait is any substance used to attract and catch fish , e.g. on the end of a fishing hook , or inside a fish trap . smaller bait fish ...
  • Bait fish: Bait fish are small fish caught for use as bait to attract large predatory fish , particularly game fish . Species used are typically ...
  • Dog-baiting: Bait or Baiting is the act of worry ing or tormenting a chained or confined animal by setting game dog s upon it for sport . ...
  • Bait (film): Bait is a 2000 comedy -crime film starring Jamie Foxx and David Morse . It was directed by Antoine Fuqua . Plot : Hutchison plays Bristol, ...
  • Bait (soundtrack): Bait is the soundtrack to the 2000 action-comedy film, Bait . It was released on September 12, 2000 by Warner Bros. Records and featured ...
  • Bait (CSI: Miami): "Bait" is the ninth episode in the second season of the American crime drama CSI: Miami . The episode was first aired on November 24, ...

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* Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. - Thomas Jefferson


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