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Noun: baiting  bey-ting
  1. Harassment especially of a tethered animal
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, informal], rag, cod [Brit, informal], taunt, twit [informal], rally, ride [N. Amer, informal], wind up [Brit, informal]
  2. Lure, entice, or entrap with bait
  3. Attack with dogs or set dogs upon

Sounds like: bating

Derived forms: baitings

Type of: assail, assault, attack, bemock, entice, harassment, lure, mock, molestation, set on, tempt

Encyclopedia: Baiting

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