Bait Meaning and Definition


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Bait meaning

Word: Bait

How to pronounce: beɪt

Noun

Definitions:

1. Food used to entice fish or other animals as prey.

Example sentences: "Herrings make excellent bait for pike"

2. Variant spelling of bate

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Deliberately annoy or taunt (someone)

Example sentences: "The other boys reveled in baiting him about his love of literature"

2. Prepare (a hook, trap, net, or fishing area) with bait to entice fish or animals as prey.

Example sentences: "She baited a trap with carrots and corn"


Synonyms:

decoy

enticement

bait fish

hook

allure

lure

entice

allurement

temptation

taunt

tease

tantalise

tantalize

razz


Derivations:

baiting

baiter

baited

baity


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Bait in Other Languages...

Spanish: Cebo

German: Köder

French: Appât

Italian: Esca

Turkish: Yem


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