bait meaning

[ beit ] Pronunciation:   "bait" in a sentence
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. Harass with persistent criticism or carping
    - tease, razz [N. Amer], rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise [Brit], taunt, twit, rally, ride 
  2. Lure, entice, or entrap with bait 
  3. Attack with dogs or set dogs upon

Sounds like: bate

Derived forms: baited, baits, baiting

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

Part of: trap

Encyclopedia: Bait


[British slang]
Adj. Obvious.

Examples

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  1. i know where i can get four baits too.
  2. the fish snapped at the bait.
  3. what are we going to use for bait?
  4. he'll make a beautiful bait.
  5. a fish nibbles at the bait.

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