bait

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1 bait /ˈbeɪt/ noun
plural baits
1 bait
/ˈbeɪt/
noun
plural baits
Learner's definition of BAIT
: something (such as a piece of food) that is used to attract fish or animals so they can be caught
[noncount]
[count]
often used figuratively

fish or cut bait

see 2fish
2 bait /ˈbeɪt/ verb
baits; baited; baiting
2 bait
/ˈbeɪt/
verb
baits; baited; baiting
Learner's definition of BAIT
[+ object]
: to put a piece of food on (a hook) or in (a trap) in order to attract and catch fish or animals
: to try to make (someone) angry by using criticism or insults
see also race-baiting
: to use dogs to make (an animal, such as a bear or bull) angry or afraid used in combination
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