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Noun: bait  beyt
  1. Anything that serves as an enticement
    - come-on, hook, lure, sweetener
     
  2. Something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
    - decoy, lure
Verb: bait  beyt
  1. Deliberately provoke by mocking or poking fun, often in an aggressive manner
    "The children baited the new teacher";
    - tease, razz [N. Amer], rag, cod, taunt, twit, rally, ride [N. Amer], wind up [Brit]
     
  2. Lure, entice, or entrap with bait
     
  3. Attack with dogs or set dogs upon

Sounds like: bate

Derived forms: baits, baiting, baited

Type of: assail, assault, attack, bemock, device, entice, enticement, lure, mock, set on, tempt, temptation

Part of: trap

Encyclopedia: Bait