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Something intended to entice or incite someone to do something
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“Eunice had hit upon the very idea which I had been going to use as a bait to get her to go to Polmeer with me.”
Food placed on a hook or in a net or trap to entice fish or other animals as prey
“Normally, of course, the fisherman puts some kind of bait on the hook such as nightcrawlers or balls of dough.”
Something designed to mislead to divert attention
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A sum of money or other inducement offered or given to bribe someone
To attract or lure by temptation, typically using deception
“But just when he agreed with his inner demons on how he would bait her with his tired and helpless act in the parking lot, a man walked in and approached her with a hug and kiss.”
To deceive or fool someone, typically by luring them
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“The opponent had used a scheme to bait him out of his guard and then sneak attack him from the shadows.”
To annoy or provoke through teasing
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“Charlie loved to bait him, but his jibes usually rolled off Travis's back like water off an oilskin tarp.”
To catch or try to catch fish, typically by using a net or hook and line
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