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Meaning of bait


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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  bait
      n 1: anything that serves as an enticement [syn: {bait}, {come-
           on}, {hook}, {lure}, {sweetener}]
      2: something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so
         they can be trapped or killed [syn: {bait}, {decoy}, {lure}]
      v 1: 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}, {bait}, {taunt}, {twit}, {rally},
           {ride}]
      2: lure, entice, or entrap with bait
      3: attack with dogs or set dogs upon


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